Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing is referred to as Industry 4.0, which encompasses the promise of a new industrial revolution. This promise that marries advanced manufacturing techniques with the Internet of Things to create manufacturing systems that are not only interconnected, but communicate, analyze, and use information to drive further intelligent action back in the physical world.

Industry 4.0 Trends

  • Digitalization is the process of employing digital technology and data to transform business operations
  • In Manufacturing, this is known as Industrial 4.0 or ‘The Smart Factory
  • The Smart Factory digitally connects interdependent elements of the Production Process with Analytic insights enabling higher levels of automation and resulting Continuous Improvements

The Smart Factory

  • Digitally Connects Production Systems with Factory Assets
  • Analyzes data collected to drive insights
  • Augments human intelligence with machine intelligence to deliver sustained, step-change improvements in performance and safety

A smart factory is flexible, can self-optimize performance across a broader network, self-adapt to and learn from new conditions in real- or near real-time, and autonomously run entire production processes.

The Smart Factory Eco System

The Smart Factory Eco-System

The Smart Factory achieves direct KPI benefits that result in Higher Yield, Product Quality and Good-Out’s, while lowering Cycle Times and overall Production Costs.

This is accomplished by integrating technologies along the Production Life Cycle, to continuously improve, Production performance, automation, control and critical Insights.

Smart Factory Analytics

Smart Factory Analytics provide ‘Continuous Cycles of Learning’, native within The Smart Factory, where integration and data collection are essential building blocks.

  • Predictive
    (What will happen)
  • Diagnostic
    (Why did it happen)
  • Descriptive
    (What Happened) Data Warehouse supported.
  • Prescriptive
    (What action to take)
  • Real Time
    • Essential for making immediate In-Line Decisions
  • Correlative & Trend
    • Experiments, Process / Equipment Changes
    • Operational Efficiency

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