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  3. Reliable
Because the production facilities monitor their own activities and collect a wealth of data, they immediately report any irregu- larities to the section responsible, such as maintenance, allowing preventive measures to be carried out and, for example, a tool
or a rolling bearing to be replaced before it fails. This results in a considerable reduction in unscheduled downtime. This is another reason why the productivity of the smart factory is so high.
   4. Sustainable
The smart factory’s consumption of resources is analyzed and optimized in real time. Configurations that result in high energy use are avoided, particularly in energy-intensive processes such
as paintwork. Old batteries are used to store solar and wind power over the short term, and waste heat and the energy produced by robots during braking maneuvers are recovered for conversion into new energy.
 5. Attractive
The smart factory is attractive— and has to be, in order to recruit qualified specialists over the long term. This is not just a matter of architecture, but also attractive benefits such as training courses and flexible rosters. Customers are also welcome guests when production is underway. They can watch the product they ordered as it is being made and—with flexibility the key word here—can still request changes right up until production starts.
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