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About the topic
Whether you are a job shop or OEM, this talk will discuss the technology required to build an agile customer-centric manufacturing operation, enabled by a digital ecosystem of continuous feedback, that will automate from design to delivery and make MaaS a reality for manufacturing today.
This presentation will discuss:
- What is Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS) AKA On-Demand Distributed Manufacturing?
- How MaaS enables this transformation into an agile customer-centric manufacturing operation
- The foundational role that analytics plays
- Share examples of customers who are starting the journey
How MaaS delivers value:
From the OEM perspective: Real-time visibility into the entire global manufacturing network, enables matching customer requests to machine and site capacity and capability to determine the best place the work should be done. MaaS enables OEMs to make better P/L decisions: optimize assets and labor (workforce productivity), as well as drive lean standardized processes. It also enables OEMs to make better customer related decisions: where, what, and how parts are made to meet customer demand at the lowest cost.
From the machine shops perspective: Embracing a MaaS strategy will help machine shops and brokers grow their customer base, gain incremental volume/revenue, optimize capacity, improve customer responsiveness, and provide insight needed to price jobs more competitively to win more business.
Technological innovation is creating new opportunities for manufacturing companies to transform their businesses with manufacturing-as-a-service business models. MaaS enables a highly automated, flexible production and fulfillment manufacturing network while ensuring that parts are delivered at the right time, for the right cost, and with the highest quality. This new paradigm for value creation is made possible by the integration of digital and human workflows leveraging connected ecosystems and platforms, powered by software driven services which harness massive volumes of data from connected products.
Analytics provides visibility to relevant actionable data and deep insight into capacity and capability to better drive decisions across the manufacturing network with:
Data Driven: Capacity Planning, Capability Matching, Maintenance Planning, Cost Efficiency, Process Optimization, Quotes, and Pricing.
Analytics is dependent on effective data capture, enrichment, and interpretation. Leveraging standards like MTConnect and using robust analytics software provides access and integration of data from multiple assets and systems to enable a deeper and more accurate understanding of the manufacturing process.
William Sobel, CSO of Vimana and Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO of Vimana combine their deep domain expertise in how to build and architect MaaS solutions, standards/MTConnect, analytics, and discrete manufacturing processes with practical guidance to provide an insightful look at the business impact of MaaS in the industrial sphere. Get the scoop on how to realize value now, revolutionize traditional ideas of production as well as position yourself for future scalability to MaaS.
Whether you are a job shop or OEM, this talk will discuss the technology required to build an agile customer centric manufacturing operation, enabled by a digital ecosystem of continuous feedback, that will automate from design to delivery and make MaaS a reality for manufacturing today.
Meet your presenters
William Sobel is the Chief Strategy Officer at Vimana. He is the principle author of the MTConnect standard, and he helped revolutionize the collection and analysis of machine data. He currently stands as the Chair of the MTConnect Technical Steering Committee, and brings more than 20 years of experience in successful startups and managing the development of innovative application infrastructure software products to his role at Vimana.
Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan is the Chief Technology Officer at Vimana. Originally from Chennai, India, he developed a passion for manufacturing at an early age. He earned his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he was a developer of the MTConnect standard, and built and deployed the first suite of MTConnect-enabled applications in research and industrial environments. After meeting William, the two of them hit it off and built Vimana into what it is today.