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62 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2018 ling each other independently. This will also require a change in how production systems are managed and interact. Data must flow freely between one machine or system to another, unburdened from protocols or locked in standards. This will require that fundamen- tal improvements be made to the industrial processes involved in manufacturing, engi- neering, material usage, supply chain and life cycle management. Many suppliers are already proposing solutions to enable the smart facto- ries that are already beginning to appear to use some completely new approaches in produc- tion, which enables customizability. The smart products produced at these facilities will be Enabling an Intelligent Supply Chain for Electronics Manufacturing Figure 1: The arrival of the 4th Industrial Revolution [1]. Article by Thilo Sack, Alex Chen, James Huang, and Sam Khoo, CELESTICA INC. The first three industrial revolutions came about because of mechanization, electricity and IT. Now, with the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and services making their way into the manufacturing environment, we are seeing the arrival of a fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0. In this future, businesses will need to estab- lish global networks that incorporate their production facilities with associated machin- ery and warehousing systems in the shape of cyber-physical systems (CPS). This new manu- facturing environment will be comprised of smart machines, material storage systems and production facili- ties capable of auton- omously exchanging information, triggering actions and control-

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