A modular production system — where distributed teams take over individual processes — has transformed modern manufacturing. It’s an approach that allows manufacturers to gain the efficiency of large-scale central facilities and the flexibility of smaller plants.
In the race to meet shifting consumer preferences, success belongs to the manufacturer that can quickly reconfigure their operations to capitalize on opportunities. This is possible with modular production — but it needs to be supported by end-to-end visibility.
The answer lies in the right cloud solution that combines cloud computing technology and a platform strategy to provide manufacturers with full visibility. Such a solution delivers the ability to link modular processes related to products, production and supply chain in a centralized ecosystem.
“Manufacturers have to be what I call ‘agile as a startup at scale,’ which requires the ability to see and control all modular pieces to keep up with evolving consumer needs. This is where a cloud-based platform can deliver value,” said Patrick Merlat, Vice President of Consumer Product Manufacturing Solutions at Dassault Systèmes.