Connected Factor Global - Capability Improvement Profile Survey

The objective of this survey is to assess the current state of a manufacturer relative to their Industry 4.0 capabilities. 
For purposes of this survey, Industry 4.0 is characterized by intelligent, agile, information-driven factories able to respond rapidly to change based upon connected networks and data analytics. Industry 4.0 is based upon four fundamental manufacturing design principles:

Interoperability: The ability of machines, devices, sensors, and people to connect and communicate with each other via the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Internet of People (IoP)

Information transparency: The ability of information systems to create a virtual copy of the physical world by enriching digital plant models with sensor data. This requires the aggregation of raw sensor data to higher-value context information.

Technical assistance: First, the ability of assistance systems to support humans by aggregating and visualizing information comprehensibly for making informed decisions and solving urgent problems on short notice. Second, the ability of cyber physical systems to physically support humans by conducting a range of tasks that are unpleasant, too exhausting, or unsafe for their human co-workers.

Decentralized decisions: The ability of cyber physical systems to make decisions on their own and to perform their tasks as autonomously as possible. Only in the case of exceptions, interferences, or conflicting goals, are tasks delegated to a higher level.

* 1. Contact information

* 4. Industries served as a % of total sales (must equal 100)

* 5. Capabilities

  Core Secondary Outsource Not applicable
CNC machining
Injection molding
Metal fabrication
Tool & die
Part finishing/treatment
Design & engineering
Sales & marketing

* 6. Describe your production mix/volume profile

* 7. Describe your production scheduling method

* 8. Organizational transformation (i.e., culture of learning, accountability and open communications)

* 9. Lean implementation (i.e., culture of process mapping, continuous improvement and data driven decisions/analysis)

* 10. Operating Technology (i.e., investing in work-cell, material flow and inspection automation)

* 11. Information Technology (i.e., investing in information systems at the machine, work cell, factory floor and enterprise levels)

* 12. Regarding Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE = Availability x Performance x Quality)

* 13. Regarding the importance Industry 4.0

* 14. Regarding the biggest benefit of Industry 4.0 adoption

  No perceived benefit Some benefit Significant benefit Critical to our future success
Improved performance assessment   (i.e., automated, real-time data, metrics, dashboards)
Improved decision making   (i.e., job scheduling, routing, status, etc.)
Improved root cause analysis   (i.e, real-time data analytics for failure modes analysis)
Improved "what-if" capability   (i.e., design for manufacturing, factory floor simulation)

* 15. I would like to be contacted to discuss an Industry 4.0 strategy