The smart factory: Value realization through digital use cases

A smart factory is a connected, networked environment filled with digitally enabled solutions that drive operational efficiencies, cost savings, and quality. As such, adequate investment in smart factories, effective management guidance, and efficient change management can go a long way, yielding additional value for manufacturing companies. Digital transformation in manufacturing operations could necessitate a new attitude toward technology, one that encourages adopting multiple use cases to address current business issues, and measuring initial results to build the business case for further investment and expansion across the factory footprint.

Let's follow John, the smart factory champion at Kentucky Pumps and Valves Company (KPVC), as he walks through KPVC's plant in Lexington, Kentucky, and identifies targeted business challenges that have been addressed through smart technologies.

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