A connected factory is a manufacturing facility that uses digital technology to allow seamless sharing and communication between all devices, information and elements involved in production including people, machines, materials, kits and sensors. A connected factory leads to smarter manufacturing.
Enabling full connectivity in a plant or factory allows manufacturers to reach an ideal state of sustained productivity, self-correction, and increased quality, leading to higher profitability. The connected factory also empowers shop floor workers to gain full control, visibility and flexibility offered by new digital solutions. As manufacturers transform, they realize that the secret sauce for all the moving parts is connectivity.