With rising demands for shorter lead-times, faster throughput, improved quality and lower costs, automated manufacturing systems have become essential to the success of U.S. manufacturing. Their benefits stretch across numerous industries and production methods; however, their complexity can oftentimes be intimidating to first-time investors. Within this white paper, manufacturers can uncover the information necessary to properly plan and specify the integration of a new automated manufacturing system.
Leadership at Chicago Faucets of Milwaukee, Wis., discusses how investments in flexible manufacturing systems helped drive company-wide supply chain improvements for improved delivery, inventory management and profitability in the manufacturing of its commercial faucets. Using two MMC2 flexible manufacturing cells with Makino horizontal machining centers, the company’s manufacturing team achieved the flexibility necessary to efficiently respond to real-time customer demand within an exceptionally high-mix production environment.
In the time it took you to download and open this eBook, you could have spun up and configured hundreds of virtual machines in a public or private cloud, deployed your application, database,
middleware, messaging, load balancers, storage, and other components to those configured servers, linked them all together, and had your app live in production - all with a single click.
This isn’t the future we’re describing, it’s right now, and thousands of development teams around the world are doing it. At a high level, we’re describing automation that cloud and APIs enable, and at a low level, we’re describing the outcome of adopting a DevOps mentality and the associated tools. This eBook will look at the basics of DevOps automation, and configuration management to get you started down the right path.