Connected Factory Global’s Scott Phillips Discusses Perils of the “Hidden Factory” on Leading Smart Manufacturing Industry Blog
Ann Arbor, MI, August 21, 2017—Connected Factory Global, a Michigan-based smart manufacturing advisory firm for small-medium manufacturers (SMMs), is pleased to announce that the article Uncovering your “hidden factory”, written by its CEO & Founder Scott Phillips was recently featured on Smart Industry’s smartindustry.com blog.
Smart Industry is a conference and expo, print publication and online information resource created to accelerate the ongoing digital transformation of manufacturing and related industries, as represented by the convergence of information and operational technologies and industry-wide movements such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrie 4.0 and big data analytics.
In the article, Phillips discusses how most manufacturers have a “hidden factory” running alongside the one they work in every day. “Hidden factory” refers to activities in a manufacturing operation such as workarounds, rework or other wastes, all of which can be a substantial drain on the bottom line, top line, on employees and, most importantly, on the customer.
“Beyond the basic benefits of exposing the hidden factory within their operations to achieve labor and part-cost reduction, the biggest motivation for manufacturers to address this issue is the opportunity to gain untapped capacity,” said Phillips. “At Connected Factory Global we work with manufacturers to uncover and mitigate the impact of the hidden factory and create Smart Manufacturing Roadmaps through a comprehensive roadmapping process.”
Manufacturers can start identifying the elements of their own hidden factories by taking a free self-assessment on the Connected Factory Global website and by contacting Scott Phillips for a complimentary Smart Manufacturing consultation.
About Connected Factory Global
Connected Factory Global is the trusted advisor to small-medium manufacturers (SMMs), facilitating the design and implementation of smart manufacturing solutions. Connected Factory Global provides deep expertise in the smart manufacturing ecosystem, curating technologies, trends and solutions that can help manufacturers transform their operations. Connected Factory Global’s proprietary decision support database offers SMMs best in class operational assessments in the fraction of the time and cost of other consultative and advisory services, simplifying and streamlining the process of selecting and leveraging smart manufacturing applications. For more information about Connected Factory Global, please visit www.connectedfactoryglobal.com.