- The integration of all manufacturing data throughout individual plants and across enterprises will facilitate significant, immediate improvements in costs, safety and environmental impacts.
- This data, paired with advanced computer simulation and modelling, will create robust “manufacturing intelligence” that will enable flexible manufacturing, optimal production rates, and faster product customisation.
- As that manufacturing intelligence grows, it will inspire innovations in processes and products that comprise smart manufacturing’s promise — a major market disruption such as a $3,000 automobile or a $300 personal computer.
“To keep the industry alive, the government implemented drastic reforms. It centralised private sugar production factories and from the original 17 there are now four flexi-factories that crush cane, produce special and refined sugars, molasses, ethanol and renewable energy from bagasse — the fibrous pulp left over after cane is squeezed for its juice.”
- The Pan Paper mills, as well as our only oil refinery, are dead. The machines are too archaic and are only good for scrap metal. How did we not upgrade our production systems?
- We must wake up and make serious policy decisions like banning mitumba. New textile factories will come up with affordable clothing and no one will walk naked as a result of such a drastic policy decision.
- Universities must provide the evidence for policy decisions, while seeking to understand the future direction of any industry through international collaborations and precipitate change at home.