Aged machines can catch-up to newer machines by improving efficiency, says Suresh Kaushal, head mission quality, Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting Division

The interplay of emerging technologies is changing the world of manufacturing fast. It is unfolding new choices and challenges at an unprecedented pace and scale. Earlier, there were a fistful of options to make a product. Now, the same thing can be done using a variety of configurations, blending the old ways and the new, to develop efficiencies throughout the value chain. But factory heads cannot keep changing the machinery every time there’s a new one in the market. Nor one can change the processes overnight to accommodate a new intervention. It will only complicate production and affect downstream functions.

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