The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Includes Grantek’s Jacob Chapman in Spring 2021 Publication
March 24, 2021
Jacob Chapman, Grantek’s Director Industrial IT & Cybersecurity, wrote an article for the Spring 2021 issue of USNC Current. USNC Current is a newsletter published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) each quarter. Jacob’s article tackles the role Industrial IT infrastructure plays in the Digital Transformation of the manufacturing industry.
“To win the game 20 years ago, a manufacturer needed to increase output and efficiency through automation. But now that’s just a basic requirement to play. Since the 21st century the name of the game has become real-time optimization throughout the entire supply chain by having systems that report real-time logistics and production data to business-level systems in order for the business to make strategic and operational decisions based on real-time conditions. These systems come in the form of OEE, SPC, MES, Sensor-to-Cloud (IoT), and other systems. That is what the fourth Industrial Revolution is about, that is what Digital Transformation describes, and it’s the biggest challenge that manufacturers face today”
– Jacob Chapman in USNC Current, Spring 2021
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