The transition to sustainable solutions is one of the great challenges of our time. In order for manufacturing companies to maintain their competitiveness and meet environmental requirements, production operations need to use as few resources as possible, minimize wastage and ensure energy efficiency.
Without traceability and real-time production information it is extremely difficult to optimize energy consumption, minimize scrap/reworking, and ensure on-time customer deliveries.
For those companies that have been slow to invest in digitalization, and lack the data to reveal what is happening in production, the transition to a more sustainable production risks becoming a guessing game. This approach is likely to result in a far less cost effective strategy in the long term.