Manufacturers have been missing out on opportunities to advance their businesses through automation solutions. If your company is a U.S.-based manufacturer, particularly in the process industries, you’ve long known that investment in automation is vital for establishing and maintaining global competitiveness. But previously, your company may have looked at automation as a series of stand-alone projects, as opposed to approaching automation from an integrated strategic level on a plant- and enterprise-wide basis. This approach may have resulted in poor or inconsistent return on investment (ROI), as certain projects may have been technically successful, while not fully achieving desired results because they didn’t positively affect the bottom line.
A better approach to automation investment begins with a strategic vision that drives a methodical approach to business improvement. Manufacturers must look at automation from the top down, first identifying the strategic challenges of the business, and then finding ways automation can be used to meet those challenges and attain business objectives. This starts by changing the perception of automation within the organization.
This white paper shows you how to view automation as a key business strategy and pursue projects with proven ROI. You’ll improve your competitive advantage and help make the U.S. manufacturing renaissance a reality.
Aligning Business and Automation Strategy