Glossary Term: Digital manufacturing

Digital manufacturing refers to the process of improving product design and manufacturing through the integration of information systems across the supply chain. Digital manufacturing aims to reduce the time and cost of manufacturing by digitizing all processes including design, production and product use. In order to optimize manufacturing, digital manufacturing runs simulations analyzing operations, machine specifications and input materials for maximum efficiency within a product life cycle.

Digital manufacturing shares goals with flexible and lean manufacturing but evolved from the computerized world.

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