The Smart Factory is referred to as a fully integrated and affordable factory automation solution that streamlines the flow of materials through a manufacturing facility. Most industry experts believe that the smart factory will be the next big thing for the industrial revolution. It offers MES and factory specific templates, enables problem visibility, and delivers factory reports and dashboards so that inventory control and decision making can be improved. The transformation of productivity technology is evolving from solving visible problems to creating value by using smarter information and utilizing new methods & techniques to solve hither to undiscovered problem. Advantech’s Ethernet remote I/O modules could increase the management efficiency with reliable performance and easy installation, which can be used to help enable smart factories.