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114 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2019 Article by Ranjan Chatterjee and Dan Gamota The 2019 iNEMI Roadmap features a new chapter on smart manufacturing. The chapter identifies key technology gaps and needs and offers recommendations to guide the electronics manufacturing industry in realizing the benefits of smart manufacturing. This article is based on information excerpted from the chapter. The future of the electronics manufacturing industry depends on its ability to develop and deploy suites of technology platforms to realize the benefits of smart manufacturing and Indus- try 4.0. Smart manufacturing technologies will improve efficiency, safety, and productiv- ity by incorporating more data collection and analysis systems to create a virtual business model covering all aspects from supply chain to manufacturing to customer experience. The increased use of big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) enables more efficient collec- tion and analysis of large volumes of data. Several industry reports predict that manu- facturers will realize tens of billions of dollars in gains by 2022 after deploying smart manu- facturing solutions. R&D programs around the world are developing technologies that will improve traceability and visualization, enable real-time analytics for predictive process and machine control, and build flexible, modular manufacturing equipment platforms for high- mix, low-volume product assembly. The vertical segments of the electron- ics manufacturing industry—semiconductor devices, outsourced semiconductor assem- bly and test (OSAT), and printed circuit board assembly (PCBA)—are converging, and service offerings are being consolidated, driven by common/shared challenges, such as: • Responding to rapidly changing, complex business requirements • Managing increasing factory complexity • Achieving financial growth targets while margins are declining • Meeting factory and equipment reliability, capability, productivity, and cost requirements • Leveraging factory integration technologies across industry segment boundaries • Meeting the flexibility, extendibility, and scalability needs of a leading-edge factory • Increasing global restrictions on environmental issues Smart Manufacturing Roadmap: Data Flow Considerations for the Electronics Manufacturing Industry

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