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Value Chain-Oriented Open Factory

ADMA’s 7th transformation explained This is the third in a series of seven ADMA articles presenting the seven transformations that factories can advance on in order to improve their manufacturing performances. The seven dimensions are: T1 – Smart Manufacturing T2 – Advanced Manufacturing Technologies T3 – Digital Factory T4 – ECO Factory T5 – End-to-end […]

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Factory robotisation, automation & digitisation do create jobs

We have some interesting facts for you to discover when (planning to) invest(ing) in robotisation, automation and/or digitisation! Under the guidance of Agoria and Sirris, industry experts and CEO’s have assessed the past few years the maturity of  more than 50 strongly performing  Belgian manufacturing companies, thereby using the framework of seven Industry 4.0 related […]

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ADMA Smart Manufacturing explained

This is the first in a series of seven articles that the ADMA initiative will produce in order to present the current self-assessed maturities of manufacturing managers in relation to the seven dimensions that European enterprises can advance on in order to improve their manufacturing performances. The seven dimensions are: Smart manufacturing Advanced manufacturing technologies […]

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As director of a manufacturer, what should be on your mind?

On the basis of interviews with over 100 manufacturing SME’s in Slovenia, Belgium and the Netherlands during 2017 and 2018, the ADMA Initiative has identified 10 key challenges of manufacturing SMEs. The results show a great need for advanced manufacturing support around five key topics: In relation to attracting and developing talent, enterprises stress the […]

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Employees don’t come first, but actually they do!

To deliver upon fast changing customer requests, most manufacturing SME’s nowadays face the challenge of becoming ever more efficient, flexible and innovative. Agility and customer responsiveness become key drivers for success. To achieve this, manufacturing operations should enable production processes to run as smoothly as possible. In that sense, the process comes first. However, the […]

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Maturity levels ADMA Eco Factory explained

Through a set of SME-inspired blogs, we want to inform and inspire you how manufacturing transformation maturity levels can be detected and measured. This is the first one in a series of many more to come. All feedback is highly appreciated. Enjoy! The company Today we zoom in on an industrial craftmanship-bakery using more than […]

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Factories of the Future are conquering Europe: “An additional incentive for manufacturing SME’s to start their transformation process”

Anchoring a future-proof and sustainable manufacturing industry in Europe. This is the objective of the ADMA initiative. Do you want to transform all European manufacturing SME’s into Factories of the Future? “That would be wonderful”, says Paul Peeters, Lead Expert at Agoria & Lead of the ADMA initiative. “Not so much for us, but for […]

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