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Survey Analysis: Lights Out Manufacturing Is More Than Factory Automation

Published: 16 November 2017

ID: G00329420

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


Lights out manufacturing professes to offer reliable product supply but has obstacles to overcome, and manufacturing and supply chain to align. Here we provide insights to the lights out manufacturing trends and challenges for supply chain leaders.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • A Lack of Strategic Vision and Compelling Business Case Is Not the Biggest Constraint to Supply Chain Organizations
  • Lights Out Manufacturing Requires Cross-Functional and Integrated Processes
    • Start With Functions Directly Adjacent to Production and Focus on Lights Out Processes
  • Methodology

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