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Smart Manufacturing Knowledge Embedded Facilities

Smart Manufacturing envisions the enterprise that integrates the intelligence of the customer, its partners and the public. It responds as a coordinated, performance-oriented enterprise, minimizing energy and material usage while maximizing environmental sustainability, health and safety and economic competitiveness.

Greater manufacturing complexity and radically different performance objectives will require the pervasive application of networked, real - time information - based technologies, knowledge - embedded facilities, a reactive operational approach to one that is predictive and compliance to performance.

Capital and operating costs will need to be lowered. Performance will need to be responsive to multi-faceted objectives. Additionally, the manufacturing workforce with substantially more advanced training and skills will not only be fundamental but will also be the key competitive advantage. Small, medium and large manufacturers will depend on high level training and skills of workforce throughout the supply chain.

Talent and workforce training will no longer be about vertical factory operations but about dynamic interaction, innovation, rapid product changes, and new products to market all with safe and sustainable operations spread across a widely distributed base of small medium and large companies. Not only will talent and workforce training need to address a dramatically distributed manufacturing approach but also the technologies that support it.

Smart Manufacturing both leads and respond to a dramatic and fundamental business transformation toward performance - based enterprises, demand - driven supply chain services and broad - based workforce involvement and innovation. Intensification of “manufacturing intelligence” comprises the real-time understanding, reasoning, planning and management of all aspects of the enterprise manufacturing process.

Azhar Qadri

Supply Chain Expert | Operational Intelligence | Smart Manufacturing & Excellence | Supply Chain Optimization | Consultant and Trainer


Trainer and Consultant - SMEDA

Executive Member - SCAP

A successful career in supply chain necessitates a never-ending thirst for knowledge and the most up-to-date supply chain skills and knowledge. Even though continuing education and certification programs can take time and money, they help get your specialized knowledge or skills recognized.

When professionals have training that other professionals lack, it distinguishes them and sets them apart from the crowd. Certification and master classes show that the professionals are committed to learning, excelling, and using best practices.

Featured Certification Programs

Certified Stores and Stock Controller (CSSC)

Certified Production and Inventory Analyst (CPIA)

Featured Mini-Master Classes

Supply Chain Framework and Strategy

Collaboration among Sustainability, Procurement and Supply Chain

Implementing 3PL and 4PL Strategies in the Value Chain

Supply Chain Sustainability with Circularity to Drive Profitability


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