Industry 4.0 Initiatives
Over at TQC, we have embarked into the exploration and study into the the fourth industrial revolution, taking the automation of manufacturing processes to a new level by introducing customized and flexible mass production technologies. What is means, that machines will operate independently, or cooperate with humans in creating a customer-oriented production field that constantly works on maintaining itself. The machine rather becomes an independent entity that is able to collect data, analyze it, and advise upon it. This becomes possible by introducing self-optimization, self-cognition, and self-customization into the industry. The manufacturers will be able to communicate with computers rather than operate them.
With the adoption of ERP at TQC, it helps to integrate planning, purchasing inventory, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, and other more processes that a company needs to run under a single system.
ERP applications also allows the different departments to communicate and share information more easily with the rest of the company. It collects information about the activity and state of different divisions, making this information available to other parts, where it can be used productively.