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Re: What Makes the Perfect Factory?
C.S.Rivera   8/27/2012 12:22:54 PM
By now everyone understands that not only is change a given, but that it is also vital in our business.

No one said that change would be easy or painless, but with forethought and realistic planning, change can be more manageable.

In my factory, I have dozens of sophisticated systems from multiple vendors.  I have seen few cases where our vendors introduced next generation systems with minimal disruptions to our operations (data systems, compatibility, training, etc.).  The situation is especially disruptive when changing vendors.

A more perfect factory would be one where vendors and OEMs embraced geater standardization.  Such standardization would allow a "plug and play" ability within the factory systems.  Computers and the internet are an example of the benefits that derive from standardization.

I know that this is a global vision.  I am hoping that a greater global awareness will drive this vision.

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