Smart manufacturing and the smart factory is the current holy grail for OEMs. Whether as an existing OEM wishing to modernise production logistics, or a growing technologically advanced company lacking manufacturing logistics experience, tapping into the right supply chain expertise and logistics systems is paramount.
Smart manufacturing requires smart partnerships
We support smart manufacturing and the smart factory as a trusted supply and logistics partner. Using a lead logistics provider allows you to offload the bulk of supply chain management and procurement to a dedicated expert vendor, leaving you free to concentrate on your core manufacturing competencies.
The path to a seamless supply chain comes with managing the accompanying intricacies — completely autonomous systems are currently a pipedream as the complexity of real world events inserts itself into the equation (and the big data algorithms) — melding supply chain management systems and sensors with skilled people to plan, iterate and intercede creates an optimal solution.
It is easy to see technology as a panacea to righting what is wrong (or sub-optimal) in your supply chain and manufacturing setup. But building the smart factory requires implementing the correct mix of computing autonomy and intelligence, alongside a skilled workforce. At Acorn we work with you to create a bespoke solution to improve factory supply, warehouse logistics, component procurement, and production line processes. Weave the optimum mix of logistics tech (portals, EDI, smart tracking, auto-updating kanban bin systems, smart storeroom, storage and vending technologies, et al) and your productivity sky rockets