2. Approach to Manufacturing Digital Transformation

Embarking on the path to manufacturing digital transformation requires taking inventory of data assets. Evaluation of data should be conducted to determine:

  • What data resources are available for a process or material.
  • What data is ready for intake in an automated fashion.
  • What data is needed to support use cases providing business value.

If data is needed, it is important to distinguish between a need from the standpoint of generating new data sources (i.e., improving fitness) or making data available for consumption (i.e., improving readiness).