A+W SmartFactory is a completly newly developed, scalable production system which, as a top-level production system, coordinates process flows completely automatically for an optimized glass flow. It enables all coupled machines and software modules to be responsively coordinated with the production data provided. Machines communicate constantly with the system via so-called A+W SmartFactory clients; this allows the control of machine status and machine capacity. Planning is done in real time and can be adjusted at any time in the future, so it's almost always possible to make on-time deliveries. The intelligence required for this lies only in the software, which is used to control communication both between machines and between machines and human beings.