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Generative AI – Impacting the Manufacturing Industry

by - ThoughtFocus | August 8, 2023 |

The manufacturing, supply chain and the industrial sector, right now are undergoing a transformation with the advent of generative AI.


Global Generative AI in manufacturing Market size is expected to touch USD 6,398.8 Million by 2032 from USD 223.4 Million in 2022, at a CAGR of 41.06%, predicts report.


It has the potential to transform and impact manufacturing in several ways:

Product Design: Generative AI can be used to create new product designs by generating many possible designs and selecting the most optimal ones. This can help manufacturers reduce the time and cost of the design process and produce more innovative products. It incorporates technologies such as 3D printing, computer-aided design (CAD) software, ML algorithms, digital twin simulations, etc. to produce the best-optimized product designs.


Process Optimization: Generative AI can be used to optimize manufacturing processes by analyzing data and identifying areas for improvement. This can help manufacturers reduce waste, improve efficiency, and increase productivity.


Quality Control: Quality control in manufacturing implies customers get what they paid for. Here, Generative AI can be used to improve quality control by analyzing data from sensors and cameras and identifying defects in real-time. This can help manufacturers identify and address quality issues more quickly, reducing waste and improving customer satisfaction.


Predictive Maintenance: It aims to track an asset’s health, performance, and status in real time. Here, Generative AI can be used to predict when equipment is likely to fail and schedule maintenance before it becomes a problem. It helps manufacturers reduce downtime and extend the life of the equipment.


Supply Chain Optimization: Generative AI can be used to optimize supply chain management by analyzing data on inventory, demand, and shipping times. This can help manufacturers reduce costs and improve efficiency.


Overall, Generative AI has the potential to transform and impact manufacturing by improving product design, optimizing processes, improving quality control, enabling predictive maintenance, and optimizing supply chain management. Manufacturers that adopt Generative AI are likely to see significant gains in efficiency, productivity, and innovation. However, it is important for manufacturers to ensure that they are using Generative AI ethically and responsibly, and to address any potential issues related to job displacement or bias.


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