“Intelligent manufacturing” (IM) means using the combined intelligence of people, processes and machines, to impact the overall economics of manufacturing. Its purpose is to optimize manufacturing resources, improve business value and safety, and reduce waste – both on the floor and in back office operations, all while meeting customer demands for delivery and quality. Manufacturers achieve this with the latest manufacturing execution system (MES), intelligent devices, machine-to-machine communication, and data analysis for its production lines and facilities.