Developing metrics for performance of factory integration systems and understanding how these metrics translate to factory financial information.
Achieving waste-reduction, continuous-improvement targets, e.g., through equipment cycle time reduction, and reduction in power consumption.
Improving efficiency of factory operations through tighter integration with supply chain, e.g., to achieve lean manufacturing targets.
Incorporating product priority into factory integration planning and operations to achieve financial objectives.
Using comprehensive traceability of individual devices/components/modules/products to identify problems to specific process areas.
Establishing standards for supply chain traceability of spares, e.g., improved understanding of lifetime of spares.
Following standards and best practices to support providing degradation characteristics of components from suppliers for improved tracking and predicting of failures.
Incorporating comprehensive management that allows for automated sharing and re-usages of complex engineering knowledge and contents such as process recipes, advanced process control algorithms, equipment engineering best known methods.