In the manufacturing industry, we all know production is king. Maximizing productivity is the focal point, and safety, quality, and supply chain/vendor management are all well-known components to ensure the lowest cost, and highest efficiency. Oftentimes document management is too far down the line to get much notice, and gets overlooked as an important opportunity for maximizing efficiency.
You've seen it, we've all seen it. Robots.
Manufacturers have done something incredible. Ever since the industrial revolution, manufacturing companies have invested so much into improving manufacturing efficiency. We've seen investments into the development of machine tools instead of manual tools. Subsequently, companies introduced products with interchangeable parts, which could be used across new and old devices. Interchangeable parts led to the popularization of the assembly line.