SMEW 2024


Fast is the New Smart | 5 Tips to Smart Factories 

05 Jun 2024
Industrial Data & AI Theatre

Innovators. Makers. Creators. Manufacturers sit at the forefront of innovation. AI ranks as the 4th highest priority for manufacturing leaders in 2024, according to a recent survey by The Manufacturer. Yet that same research also shows that 63% don’t know where to start... 

This means bad choices will be made in a rush to tick the AI adoption box. A worrying narrative from software vendors and the wider press is that AI is a magic bullet and that manufacturers must invest in expensive new software platforms never designed for the challenges manufacturers face. And that proven methodologies like Six Sigma and Lean don’t co-exist or are obsolete. Smart Manufacturers must ignore this “Silicon Valley mindset”.

With the investment into 4.0/IoT and connected factories, there is tremendous potential in realising value from investments already made. With 25 years advising some of the best-run factories globally on advanced analytics, we will explore risk free, cost-effective options to fast AI deployments.

Anni Toner, Group CEO - The Data Shack
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