Imagine the day when the packaging machine on the plant floor automatically detects that it needs more materials and it alerts the supplier—ordering and paying for product and scheduling delivery, all without relying upon any human intervention. Or a factory floor where machines self-organize and self-optimize themselves to heighten productivity, reduce waste, and increase product quality. This is the day that the Industry 4.0 movement is working toward. In this future state of manufacturing, data and services are shared beyond the factory walls in a global inter-company communication infrastructure and payment network.
With the continued growth and evolution of Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), the