7 ways a Japanese smart factory in the South represents the future of manufacturing
Internet of Everything, Digital Business, Manufacturing, Core Networks, Security
Source: Brian Buntz
The top manufacturing facility of Toyota transmissions isn't based in Japan but in Durham, North Carolina. The AW North Carolina (AWNC) plant — a subsidiary of AW, which is based in Anjo City, Japan — churns out more than 600,000 automatic transmissions per year for models such as the Camry, Tundra, Tacoma, Sequoia and, most recently, the Rav4. Each day, the smart factory converts cold-rolled steel into more than 3000 transmissions, each of which includes some 700 to 800 parts.