Regionalization, digitalization, automation and sustainability are global, underlying megatrends that push development in the electronics industry forward and contribute to a shift in industry dynamics. Understanding these trends, and acting accordingly, is key to keep our customers at the forefront of the electronics industry.
Even with all your resources running at full capacity, there are still signiﬁ cant gains to be made. Through enhanced interfaces and smarter interactions, your people can focus on the higher-value tasks that make your factory more agile and more productive.
Stock accuracy, traceability, and timely delivery of parts are key aspects of a material handling system. Today, most factories still rely on manual handling of electronic components. In the best case with the support of unique barcodes for parts and a tight software integration to a MES or ERP system. To further increase factory productivity, improving the business, a higher degree of automation is required. This is a trend already ongoing among electronic manufacturers worldwide.
Automation is taking the world by storm; globalization continues with more distinct ecosystems for East and West; disruptive AI and Big Data are just getting started and drones may soon be whizzing around assembly plants.