Manufacturing Optimization Systems for the Postmodern COVID-19 Era

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By Ryan Martin | 2Q 2020 | IN-5789


Flexibility and Agility Are Key


Ford and GE Healthcare will manufacture 50,000 ventilators in less than 100 days as GM and Ventec produce 10,000/month and Dyson supplies 15,000 in just 10 days. Meanwhile, shoemaker New Balance is making face masks, distilleries in the United States and England are producing hand sanitizer, and 3D printing company Stratasys has 150+ customers additively manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). If anything is clear in the postmodern COVID-19 era, it is that the new critical path for manufacturing decision makers comes down to resilience, flexibility, and agility.

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Business Intelligence (BI) systems collect, transform, and present information. An optimization system needs to do all those things in a specific way in addition to closing feedback loops. Together, these features represent a new solution category that ABI Research refers to as Manufacturing Optimization Systems (MOS).

A MOS is a collection of software components that work together t…

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