Building the 'Plant of the Future' or Manufacturing, Supply Chain Businesses
1 Jun, 2021
- Cyber Attacks. Manufacturing is now the second most-targeted industry by cyber criminals, just behind finance.i New, robust security and access solutions can help protect data and keep operations running with network operation centers (NOCs) and two-factor authentication.
- Data Integrity Requirements. Clients are now so interconnected with their supply-chain partners that they are requiring proof that partners and their data are well protected. In addition to cybersecurity protections, comprehensive data backup and recovery plans built with solutions from vendors like Veeam and Hewlett Packard Enterprise can help ensure that data can be recovered in case of a physical or cyber emergency.
- Phasing Out Legacy Technology. Older applications and hardware are more vulnerable to failure and cyberattacks. With the increase in security and data compliance requirements from clients, manufacturers are finally taking steps to embrace data transformation goals and implement business intelligence solutions.
- Heavy Tech for Heavy Machinery. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Virtual and Augmented Reality (AR/VR) and robotics: All of these technologies, which are becoming the new normal in the “plant of the future,” require massive amounts of computing power and bandwidth. Matrix helps achieve this by building a more robust wireless infrastructure to support bandwidth upgrades and improvements.
- New Go-to-Market Strategies. Alongside their technology transformation, many manufacturers are going through a leadership transformation as well, as one generation passes their businesses to the next. Leaders in today’s manufacturing market require more for less – more volume, more accuracy and better communication with less time and cost.