4 steps to transform your manufacturing company into a digital one
Advantages of Industry 4.0 and the transformation into a digital manufacturing company
Becoming a Digital Manufacturing company has become crucial for any production enterprise in all kind of industries. The integration of advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) into the manufacturing processes has a lot of advantages. This integration allows for the creation of a smart factory, where all the systems and machines are interconnected and communicate with each other to optimize production and reduce costs.
One of the main advantages of Industry 4.0 is the ability to understand the dependencies of all interconnected systems within a manufacturing company.
Companies can gain new insights into their production processes, by connecting different systems such as:
- Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES): a system that manages and controls the production process, including scheduling, tracking, and monitoring production operations.
- Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE): measures the performance of machinery and processes, including availability, performance, and quality.
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), a system that manages business processes such as accounting, procurement, and inventory management.
- and finally, machinery.
By connecting all these systems together, companies can obtain a holistic view of their production processes and identify patterns and limits that were previously unknown.
For instance, Industry 4.0 enables manufacturers to detect bottlenecks in the production process, optimize machine performance, and improve product quality by identifying the root cause of defects. By analyzing data from different systems, manufacturers can gain insights into the production process that can lead to process improvements, reduced downtime, and increased efficiency. Overall, Industry 4.0 offers manufacturers the ability to optimize their production processes by connecting all systems and machines in a smart factory. By gaining insights into their production processes, companies can make data-driven decisions to improve their operations, reduce costs, and increase productivity.
Manufacturers across all segments are on their way into the digital age. Otofacto helps you to define and refine your digital strategy and to implement it via focused programs with a clear roadmap. We rely on proven methodologies and best practices taking into account both technological innovations and the company’s ecosystem and technological and organizational legacy. We make digital thinking and digital acting core parts of your organization’s DNA!
The 4 different aspects for a clear digital manufacturing strategy
Strategy & Process Management
In our long-year history in Digital Manufacturing we accompanied many clients on their way. We rely on proven methodologies and best practices taking into account both technological innovations and the company’s ecosystem and technological and organizational legacy.
Data-Driven Organization & Governance
Entering the digital age requires a new way of thinking on all levels of an enterprise. New tools and technologies require new standards rules for when and how to apply them and how to avoid, for example, cybersecurity risks. Otofacto helps you to make work with data, algorithms and new technologies an important aspect of the skill portfolio of your enterprise. We help you to take your existing staff with their valuable knowhow and experience with you on that long journey.
Digital Business Models
The use of data and algorithms in the context of innovative cyberphysical technologies allows for a large spectrum of new business models. Making use of this potential requires new or enhanced business process and new approaches across all functional fields and departments. We make your enterprise fit for new business with Industry 4.0!
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Availability, performance, and quality are key factors to judge the overall efficiency of individual machines, complex production lines, and whole plants. Knowing the reasons for losses in production is mandatory for taking the right decisions about where and how to act when striving to optimize production. Innovations like new sensor technologies and tailored Predictive Analytics approaches made the relevant tool box much bigger in recent years. We offer both high-end integrated as well as easy-to-deploy add-on solutions for measuring, visualizing, and controlling the OEE.
Where to start to become a digital manufacturing company?
Let’s digitally enable your smart manufacturing maturity! We have a proven methodology, two core teams, and one global ecosystem that assist you in this journey.
Challenging your Industry 4.0 Maturity
All digital transformation strategy start with a Maturity Check, and the goals is of course to help you start, scale and sustain your initiatives while considerating your vision and objectives.
Our Digital Core Team addresses every aspect of an Industry 4.0 transformation. Let’s digitally enabling your smart manufacturing maturity!