The transformation of the manufacturing and supply chain is increasing due to the booming trends of digitalization such as the Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence (AI), information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT).
The Smart Factory or digital manufacturing are relatively new terms for many people. They represent a leap forward from more traditional automation to a fully connected, optimized and flexible system. A Smart Factory is based on five key concepts such as full connectivity, flexibility, agility, optimization and transparency.
A Smart Factory is a fully digitalized factory that represents a production system, which is completely connected to the main data centre, SCADA systems, PLCs and other automation devices.