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Transparency Through OEMs is Key for Manufacturers

As manufacturers respond to new competitive and consumer demands, they are relying on OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to take on more responsibility, as well. OEMs are manufacturers who resell another company’s product under their own name and branding. To provide visibility, OEMs need more information and visibility into production schedules, constraints, changeover frequency and the overarching expectations of the production lines to gain insight into the factory’s culture and infrastructure. However, what’s missing in the factory setting is an enterprise view that looks at the entire production facility and applies predictive analytics to what should happen if there is an issue in a specific area of the plant.

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