As the world becomes increasingly digitized, it is likely smart factories will become the norm. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, the best time to invest in technology is now.

Eric Whitley, Director of Smart Manufacturing

November 10, 2022

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In today’s competitive and ever-changing market, it is more important than ever for factories to be able to increase their output. One of the most effective ways to do this is the smart factory approach.

A smart factory is a state-of-the-art production facility or a concept that uses cutting-edge technology to automate tasks, optimize processes, and improve communication between machines and operators. As a result, it can significantly increase the output of production — or packaging — lines.

But how exactly can smart factories help increase the output of packaging lines in particular? This guide explores five answers to this question, so keep reading to find out more.


About the Author(s)

Eric Whitley

Director of Smart Manufacturing, L2L

For more than 30 years, Eric Whitley has been a noteworthy leader in the manufacturing space. In addition to the many publications and articles Whitley has written on various manufacturing topics, you may know him from his efforts leading the Total Productive Maintenance effort at Autoliv ASP or from his involvement in the Management Certification programs at The Ohio State University, where he served as an adjunct faculty member.

After an extensive career as a reliability and business improvement consultant, Whitley joined L2L, where he currently serves as the Director of Smart Manufacturing. His role in this position is to help clients learn and implement L2L’s pragmatic and simple approach to corporate digital transformation.

Whitley lives with his wife of 35 years (as of 2022) in Northern Utah. When he is not working, Whitley can usually be found on the water with a fishing rod in his hands.

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