Smart thinking = smart factory layout = smart factory

Strategies to manage caregiver burnout, stress, fatigue, turnover

By Shahrukh A. Irani

A smart person is “one who has or shows a quick-witted intelligence.” A smart machine is any device programmed so as to be capable of some independent action. A S.M.A.R.T. goal for implementing Lean is specific, measurable, attainable (achievable), relevant and time-bound. A smart facility is “a commercial building or facility that utilizes technological tools like IoT (Internet of Things), big data, artificial intelligence and digitization to optimize and track a facility’s performance and overall efficiency.” (J.L. Burbidge, 1996).

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