Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing Consulting Program

The concepts of Smart Manufacturing, and Industry 4.0 describe a new era of manufacturing: one that leverages connected systems, advanced computing intelligence, and rapidly changing consumer markets to transform how we approach manufacturing system design and implementation. Smart Manufacturing presents unique challenges and new opportunities.

At Grantek, Smart Manufacturing is much more than just a process – we take a holistic approach to designing, deploying, and managing enterprise-scale manufacturing operations, allowing companies to utilize informed and timely data to make informed decisions, enable people, and capture new markets.

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Grantek assists companies in achieving Smart Manufacturing through our expertise and consulting, research on the latest Industry 4.0 technologies, study of best-practices, and technology implementation skills. Our advanced engineering teams help improve energy efficiency, reduce risk, and speed up time to market through increasingly agile decision making, fueled by our ability to capture and integrate data at all levels of the enterprise.

Using the three pillars of Smart Manufacturing: Improved Efficiency, Risk Reduction, and Agile Decision Making, Grantek helps to reduce resource use and thus costs through innovative engineering integration that puts meaningful data at your fingertips.

Grantek is on the cutting edge of thought leadership for implementation of the North American Smart Manufacturing Initiative: we have staff on the International Board of MESA and on the standards committee

Smart Manufacturing FAQ

What is smart manufacturing?

Smart manufacturing is the adoption of modern, connected technologies to improve manufacturing; usually focused on increased intelligence and improved decision-making. It is often to support wider industry 4.0 initiatives with a focus on manufacturing.

What are the advantages of smart manufacturing?

The advantages of successfully implementing smart manufacturing are: more automated and available data, predictive maintenance and intelligent insights, significant cost reductions, enhanced productivity.

What makes up smart manufacturing?

Smart manufacturing covers many different technologies and consists of the following components: high levels of adaptability, design changes, digital information, more flexible and technical workforce and training.

What does a smart factory consist of?

A smart factory comprises of: being able to make quick changes for products for better adjustment to demand and optimization, interoperable systems such as dynamic modeling and simulation, intelligent automation, strong cybersecurity, networked equipment and sensors, and may also mean getting data from the plant-floor and up to the cloud.

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