In 1895, Garant started manufacturing wagon wheels with a focus on craftsmanship. Today, they produce axes, shovels, snow removal equipment, gardening tools, and more. Their production line must be flexible enough to accommodate multiple work orders that vary in complexity and quantity, while maintaining quality craftsmanship and efficiency. However, in 2013, with employees regularly changing departments and disconnected systems slowing down production, Garant needed to optimize. They embarked on an Industry 4.0 initiative to establish a centralized data system to monitor the production process and optimize the performance of both machines and operators.