Digital manufacturing’s advantages begin with cost reductions and quality improvements, and extend to supply chain, capacity, and interoperability considerations (link to the article).
Lonza, a CDMO based in Switzerland, collects and analyzes manufacturing data to optimize processes, raise yields, and meet stringent quality requirements. The data is also used to promote transparency—an essential factor for monitoring and improvement programs as well as for technology transfers. Lonza also recognizes that digitalization can support rather than supplant human activities. The CDMO is applying virtual reality technology to enhance training.