SMTA Keynote – Digitization: Making Data Useful & Actionable To Remain Competitive
The complexity of electronics in today’s products is increasing at a rapid rate. For example, our dependency on cell phones has expanded from social and business matters, to connecting to a car, to open and operate the vehicle. This is just one testament to how rapid this complexity is growing. This requires continuous improvements in the traceability, quality, and reliability of electronics manufacturing. Real-time data collection and reporting across the entire manufacturing line, termed Digitization, is what underpins the ability to meet these increasing requirements.
Digitization is now a requirement for continued growth and survival for companies at all levels. And it opens incredible new opportunities to improve margins, reduce waste, ensure knowledge retention and transference, enabling new levels of innovation and competitiveness. Finally, Digitization sets the stage to leverage the new breed of AI software tools entering the market, that can do things like automated outlier detection, predictive machine maintenance and more. Touching on real world examples, this keynote presentation covers the practical steps and sources of risk, to implementing factory Digitization.