At the beginning of 2022, Excellerant refocused our machine monitoring software to prioritize an often-neglected aspect of smart manufacturing – people. People, not machines, are at the backbone of every manufacturing process.
As manufacturing increases in complexity, roles have become specialized to the point where it’s impossible for one individual to be proficient in all areas. Cross-department collaboration and teamwork is more essential than ever.
What is Collaborative Manufacturing?
Industry 4.0 promises to destroy information silos and connect both machines and data in a way that was previously impossible. But smart manufacturing needs to go beyond data. We need to connect people in a way that empowers teamwork and a spirit of collaboration. This teamwork is exactly what Excellerant hopes to inspire with our Collaborative Manufacturing Platform™.
While i4.0 and smart manufacturing are hyper-focused on technology and industrial connections (IIoT), collaborative manufacturing focuses on the people the technology and data should be helping.
As a Collaborative Manufacturing Platform™, Excellerant doesn’t just collect machine data – we automatically synchronize and display that data in a way that is human-readable and actionable. We also include vital communication tools that keep your teams up to date between departments and across shifts.
In the weeks leading to IMTS 2022, we’ll be exploring several aspects of collaborative manufacturing. From practical tools that we’ve included within Excellerant, to what it means to cultivate a culture of collaboration within your team!
6 Weeks of Collaborative Manufacturing Topics
- Week 1: Celebrating 6 Weeks of Collaborative Manufacturing
- Week 2: Job Tracking & Downtime Prevention
- Week 3: Unify and Secure your DNC Software
- Week 4:
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- Week 6:
Join us at IMTS 2022 for a chance to win $600 in prizes.
In celebration of collaboration, we’re hosting a free raffle at IMTS 2022! If your entry is chosen, you’ll receive (3) $200 gift cards that you get to share with two of your co-workers. Entry is free at our Booth # 133354, East Building, Level 3. We hope to see you there!