The pandemic has shown that moving to a smart facility—or enterprise—is essential. One main challenge is manufacturers are at drastically different stages and of varied mindsets. Small and medium-sized manufacturers are often behind larger companies. This is to be expected, and yet, if these companies do not move forward, overall progress and optimization is greatly challenged because of the industry’s heavy reliance on suppliers. Larger manufacturers need their supply chain partners to have the capabilities to integrate with their digital systems. As the gap between those innovating and those standing still grows, it will be difficult for the latter group to remain competitive.
With the continued growth and evolution of Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), the