The uncertainty of future demand make it hard to plan the production especially with decreases product life cycle. Using flexible manufacturing systems support changing market requirements. To successfully introduce the automation requires good planning.
This article looks at how we can get (all) data for production and batch control. Collecting data improves the control and communication.
How can we control the information and new developments for existing and new products. This is where we differentiate between types and instances.
How can we log all data between the partners in the product life cycle value chain. Using an "electronic label", called the asset administration shell.