A factory model could divided in 3 areas, the technology, the technical equipment and the business. These areas are closely connected, without a rating. These areas together are essential for the efficiency of each area and for the effectivity of the whole manufacture.
A technology generate the background for the production and contains the recipe for their manufacturing. Under business rules, a technology is able to develop itself. The technical equipment is a rack on which technology and business are bind. These 3 areas generating a symbiosis and each area needs each other to developing their own processes.
The subarea „Automation and IT“ could be integrate in the technical area. The automation is able with the knowledge of business and technology to generate an efficient manufacturing process.
In the last years, the manufacturing got a particular benefit from Automation and IT. The background of the current formation of manufacturing is the development of computer science, particularly a constant miniaturization of electronic circuits and increasing the processing speed of data. Therefore it is possible to do the time-consuming data gathering, the analyses and process correction as well as a promptly efficiency- and process-control in a short time with real-time conditions. The performance enhancing get all areas of a company, like purchasing, production, storage, logistics, sale and management.
Important for a technical and technology development isn't just a process control, rather a organised formation of a technical, technological and business process. The adaptiveness on the consumer needs can accomplish with the innovative capacity of employees only. The innovation capacity of employees and an automation of manufacturing together are able to set a diversification on the market in high quality, in a markt-driven number, with an inexpensive prize money in a short time. With automation disappear the repetitive tasks and the human get individual freedom, which is necessary for new needs and brainstorming, for new design of production and goods.