Manufacturing has eagerly embraced cloud in the drive to Industry 4.0 and is in the vanguard of sectors using such innovative, cloud-driven technologies as the Internet of Things. Cloud plays directly to one of manufacturing’s key areas: New Product Development. Cloud enables the ability to quickly spin up Test & Development environments that accelerate this.
Information silos pose a genuine risk to manufacturing companies. Cloud enables manufacturing companies to boost collaboration and communication by sharing information not only with globally dispersed plant locations but with partners in the extended supply chain.
Good manufacturing is predicated on principles of reduced waste and highly streamlined operations. Utilising infrastructure on-demand saves money. Optimising operations and planning processes is nowhere more critical than in manufacturing.