Smart factory scan in 10 questions

How well equipped is your metalworking plant for Industry 4.0?

Are you a pioneer? Are you in the middle ground? Or are you a laggard and falling behind?

Here are 10 questions that can help you evaluate your metalworking business.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Are you working with a modern ERP (>2010)? ( Y/N )
๐Ÿ‘‰ Do you use 3D models to create quotes (not DXF first)? ( Y/N )
๐Ÿ‘‰ Do you have automatic post-calculations based on man hours and machine times? ( Y/N )
๐Ÿ‘‰ Do you have real-time insight into production progress at the piece level? ( Y/N )
๐Ÿ‘‰ Can you automatically schedule based on algorithms and rules? ( Y/N )
๐Ÿ‘‰ Can customers track their order status through a portal and/or through supply chain integration? ( Y/N )
๐Ÿ‘‰ Are all quality issues and improvement suggestions recorded digitally? ( Y/N )
๐Ÿ‘‰ Is there a dashboard with key KPIs tracked in real time? ( Y/N )
๐Ÿ‘‰ Are all cutting and edging jobs pre-programmed off-line? ( Y/N )
๐Ÿ‘‰ Are employees working paperless in the workplace? ( Y/N )

What is your score?

Score 0-4: laggard, Score 5-8: the middle ground, Score 9-10: leader.

If you are at 0, it is high time to catch up. If you are at 10, you can start machine learning and grow rapidly.

Bonus question: What stands in your way of scoring a 10/10? Click reply and let me know!

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