The smart manufacturing approach requires data connection and integration in your plants, so that you could generate new and compelling insights regarding your operations. Having your data locked into control systems and production line machines is limiting your operational intelligence and inhibiting your continuous process improvement.
Put your operational technologies at the same “digital” level as your IT systems by allowing the data to flow seamlessly between both environments. Avoid data silos and consolidate your technological stack in your plants.
To use it freely for your strategic purposes, break the barriers of your operational technology suppliers and start gaining governance over your industrial data.