Technology and strategies for Industry 4.0
SMART MANUFACTURING: Guide to Action
Smart Manufacturing has been talked about for a while. However, in the last two years the POCs, the pilot projects, and the first experiences have revealed some best practices.
Industry 4.0 enters a new phase that builds on a lesson: the Industrial IoT that works is based on the convergence of IT and OT data.
These are some tips to start an Industry 4.0 project, in our experience.
• Start from your business needs, such as efficiency or performance
• Bring together IT and OT data
• Act in steps: connect, interconnect, and then integrate
• Choose an orchestration platform: that will save you time
SMART MANUFACTURING INCREASES COMPETITIVENESS:
NOT A MATTER OF IF, BUT OF HOW
75% of those who experienced Smart Manufacturing applications believe that this type of application is already mission critical (Vodafone Barometer, 2019): the pressure on competitiveness does not spare anyone.
Manufacturers’ IoT spending will largely focus on solutions that support manufacturing operations and production asset management. These are the biggest opportunities according to IDC’s IoT Spending Guide, 2019.
The convergence of IT and OT is a critical success factor, for IoT applications that aspire to have a real impact on turnover or on the costs of industrial activities.
A SUCCESS STORY IN INDUSTRY 4.0
Thanks to IoT, process efficiency improved by 20%.
For Autocarrozzeria Imperiale we built an Industry 4.0 application that uses a single tool to support the improvement of efficiency, quality control, lead time, and consumption.
The submerged data already existing within the company has been brought to light to optimize efficiency and lead-time of production processes, control quality, and improve energy consumption.
Thanks to Trueverit we were able to optimize our processes, increase our competitive advantage, and improve the relationship with our main customer, Lamborghini, as if we were working in a single value chain.
_Marco Pignatti, Generale Manager Autocarrozzeria Imperiale
EMERGING APPLICATIONS IN THE SMART MANUFACTURING SECTOR
Wherever there is a process, a production asset, and even a finished product, IoT can bring competitiveness. How? Enabling data collection from different systems and processes. The data is analyzed and transformed into indications to improve efficiency, sustainability, and productivity. Some of the most common use cases of smart manufacturing include:
Work safety and
SMART MAUFACTURING: THE MOST CURRENT QUESTIONS
A lot has been discussed about Smart Manufacturing. Less has been talked about how to implement applications, in practice, that improve the competitiveness of companies.
Can old and new machinery be connected?
How to solve the problem of the great variety of protocols?
What are the ROI-proof business cases?
Reach us and let’s have a chat. We can help you.