How is digital transformation shaping manufacturing 4.0?

How is digital transformation shaping manufacturing 4.0?
Robotic process automation is one of the key drivers behind improving operations in the industry

Elly Yates-Roberts |

For manufacturing organisations, robotic process automation (RPA) is the driver of digital transformation. Pressures to increase production levels, reduce costs, make better use of information regarding physical assets and facilities, and maximise the effectiveness of the supply chain present ongoing challenges within the manufacturing industry.

RPA encourages manufacturing companies to rethink how they are managing their processes, digitally transforming them and making them more modern and efficient. This technology takes over procedures that were previously manual, pulls out the important information and makes business decisions based on the information it examines and your company’s business rules. This means that you’re not just rethinking the procedure but improving the quality of information that's available and taking more business-driven action on that information.

RPA provides relevant information and on-demand status to all business processes, ranging from order management to inventory control, fulfilment and accounts receivable. Additionally, RPA captures and indexes the influx of information constantly coming into organisations, whether it’s vendor data, customer data or product information. Manufacturing companies that are digitally transformed experience a higher level of efficiency, control, cash management and visibility, as well as improved vendor and customer relationships. Now THAT is transformation!

Alyssa Putzer is the marketing communications specialist for Metafile Information Systems

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