Autonomous Smart Factories Pathway


  • Spreadsheet/texteditor ERP
  • Spreadsheet/texteditor MOM
  • Manual data acquisition
  • Dedicated ERP software implemented
  • Dedicated MOM Software Implemented
  • Data acquisition/monitoring/analysis (SCADA) implemented but isolated
  • ERP-MOM systems connected
  • MOM-SCADA systems connected
  • IoT enabled SCADA, MOM-MES, ERP (…) connectivity
  • Humans actively connected
  • Off-line Digital Manufacturing Process Optimisation on factory level
  • Off-line Digital Manufacturing Process Optimisation on machine level
  • Platform enabled optimisation

    Digital platforms will be successful if they provide a clear value proposition to the user groups  involved. In general, digital platforms offer added-value basd upon three main mechanisms:

    • Reduction of transaction costs
    • Network effects
    • Use of data integration for new services (mainly optimisation) and business models

    Based upon these mechanisms, added-value can be created in a variety of perspectives (see 'Added Value and Impact').

  • Autonomous /online/realtime Manufacturing Process Optimisation on factory level
  • Autonomous /online/realtime Manufacturing Process Optimisation on machine level