Discover how Smart Manufacturing Services can help overcome the challenges associated with digital transformation while sustaining industry 4.0 value.
Smart Manufacturing can be understood as the combination of existing and modern technologies with standards that work to create hyperflexible, self-adapting manufacturing capabilities. Key smart manufacturing technologies include big data analytics, internet connected machines through the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), process virtualization with digital twins, improved worker safety and automation with advanced robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) assisted process analytics, additive manufacturing, machine learning, and more.
The enhanced levels of real-time information that can be shared internally and with suppliers during and across the manufacturing process creates a whole new level of “visibility” throughout the supply chain. These modern capabilities have transformed how the factory floor operates and in particular small manufactures, retail customers, OEMs and business-to-business customers will all have to face this integration of OT and IT to stay a valued part of the supply chain as an integrated partner.
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There are many forms of Smart manufacturing services. Our solution portfolio offers 4 approaches that initiate Digital Transformation and sustain value over time:
The benefits of industry 4.0 technology are not one-size fits all and some manufactures may not know where to start. Before trying to simply purchase new technologies, a consultative approach helps manufactures describe the problems their factory is facing while defining a digital solution. This is made possible by bringing in experts who take a big picture view of your operations and then work to design and engineer a digital transformation roadmap.
Whether digitizing manufacturing processes, implementing open innovation strategies that apply a proven innovation process, working with outcome-based KPI improvements, or partnering with us a Digital Transformation agent, our Customized Solutions help manufactures in making their smart factory roadmap a reality.
While each production line faces unique problems, there are major challenges familiar to industrial settings. Our Specialized Solutions are designed to address existent challenges with configurable and flexible services. These solutions can create more robust tracking for assets and orders across production, translate a large amount of data into real-time performance insights, streamline value chain sustaining logistical processes, all while eliminating waste associated with misplaced inventory, Non-Technical Losses (NTL), or equipment failure
Similar to the value sustaining IT support services seen in ITSM, our Live Performance or OTSM solutions offer service packages designed to help manufactures sustain operations. The diversity of the IIoT devices and sensors enable manufactures to redefine how they track performance, automate processes, and predict maintenance schedules. This strong methodology sustains value by employing remote monitoring and field services to ensure process reliability that keeps industry 4.0 tech performing at expected levels.
These Off-the-Shelf-Ready prepackaged solutions provide a swift means of accessing and accelerating Industry 4.0 benefits:
Our Smart Manufacturing products and services are designed to directly address industrial sector pain points. Here are several highlights of the benefit our solutions can provide to manufacturers:
Industry 4.0 technologies have been available for nearly 10 years and have resulted in the transformation in the industrial sector on a global scale. Despite this, according to a recent Forrester Report, while more than 90% of manufacturing decision-makers believe that digital transformation is important to their organization’s success, only 12% say that they have delivered digital transformation programs across their business.
This can in large part be understood by the difficulty for manufacturers in enabling Digital Transformation. Poor integration between legacy systems and digital technologies, or IT/OT convergence, can lead to slow downs and can become a hindrance to the very benefits this technology promises. Further, a recent Gartner report states, “By 2025, three out of five manufacturers’ smart factory initiatives will stall from a lack of supply chain integration.”
Achieving the desired transformation is not the result a single sudden change, but is instead achieved through agile sprints where new technology and changes in culture are implemented and evaluated against long term benchmarks. The same Gartner report suggests that determining which use cases are most suitable to your enterprise, and by partnering with both autonomous things ecosystem providers and broader IT/OT services companies, manufacturers can, “Bridge the skills and experience gaps that currently exist in most manufacturing organizations.”
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Developing smart manufacturing capabilities requires a careful examination of the existing components and features that make a production line successful.
Our team of experts will examine your processes and use their knowledge to find the technology that meets the unique concerns of any production line.
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