Is smart manufacturing at the tipping point?
Alan Ifould explores the key challenges facing the Smart SubFab
Why Operational Excellence?
The subfab is increasingly recognised as a key contributor to overall fab effectiveness. It is a complex and harsh environment where people interact closely with machines and processes, and where risk and uncertainty can have wide reaching impacts.
Smart Manufacturing cannot therefore be purely about IOT technology. Our approach to create maximum value is one of Operational Excellence: creating the environment where everything and everyone realises their full potential. Machines, people and processes are connected the right way with clear responsibilities, and with repeatable performance.