Breaking Down Silos to Enhance Manufacturing Performance


At the crux of OT/IT convergence is the idea that data silos are a hinderance to closed loop problem solving and continuous improvement in the factory. Breaking down those data silos can improve manufacturing performance in its totality, including OEE, quality and cost.

On the flip side of that, managing siloed data sources has kept factories on defense when responding to production performance problems. A delay in response in these reparable issues result in high labor costs, misallocation of resources, and slow throughput.