Manufacturing industry, the industry which is the backbone of employment in the world, the industry which is a mirror to the growth for an economy and also one of the oldest industrial sectors of human mankind.
In the era of industrial revolution, there were few players, demands were quite monotonous and men were easily available with no industrial regulations. So the doctrine was employing men with expertise in a skill. Now, in Twenty First century there are many players, demands are customized. So today’s doctrine is- Automation, Agility in the System, Accuracy and Low costing. All this and a lot more can be achieved through IT solutions.
IT solutions basically helped to evolve the much chaotic, unorganized sector into a well formed, well-equipped sector. Tools like FMS(Flexible Manufacturing System),(JIT)Just In Time approach, Industrial Robots like SCARA, BRABO(Indigenous by TATA), techniques like scheduling(PERT & CPM) have helped to reduce downtime .Robots also helped the industry to do easily hazardous tasks like painting a car, NDT(Non-Destructive Testing)X-Ray testing without using men. Softwares like DNC (Direct Numerical Control) allow a user to program his machine from any part of the world. All this has taken manufacturing to a different level. They have increased manifolds production rate, accuracy and also decreased the costing.
And now in the present era of 3-D Manufacturing, where you just have to enter the design of your product through CAD, PRO-E or CATIA, it’s high time to incorporate more IT solutions so that your shop floor shoots the sky!!