Eric Green, VP of User Experience, Advocacy, & Marketing at DELMIA, Dassault Systèmes discusses the future of the Value Network originally published in Machine Design, March 2019.
Here’s an excerpt:
The world of making is changing, and businesses are digitally transforming from mass production to mass customization as consumers’ demand individualized, emotional experiences. New technologies such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) are starting to significantly impact how products or experiences are designed and manufactured.
Meanwhile, social apps, Big Data, and the Cloud are creating opportunities to interact with and understand the consumer in totally new ways. So how do we bring these new data streams and technologies together to produce meaningful business insights?
The key to leveraging the power of these new technologies and the data they generate is finding a way to connect individuals, machines, and processes across the entire manufacturing supply chain, which can now reach from raw materials to consumer interaction. This broader expanse requires shifting away from a linear supply chain to a dynamic network, which enables synchronization and integration of all manufacturing operations and supply chain activities. Achieving this requires digitalization of information and a platform that enables this level of collaboration.
Read the article in its entirety originally here: https://www.machinedesign.com/3d-printing/why-digital-factory-future-will-be-driven-value-network