3 Key Ingredients to Successful Manufacturing Transformation

3 Key Ingredients to Successful Manufacturing Transformation

The rise of digital capabilities has given way to a wave of transformation in manufacturing. As a result, manufacturers around the world face immense pressure to leverage technology to improve quality and productivity while reducing costs.

Getting the most value from the Internet of Things (IoT) does not require a complete overhaul of your infrastructure. Those that leverage IoT effectively will unify data sources to provide real-time monitoring of operations. This visibility will enable the workforce with information to address problems when they occur or even before they occur.

The greatest success is achieved by using a “wrap and extend” approach. This strategy includes building from what you have and leveraging existing achievements rather than a “rip-and-replace” approach.

Therefore, for any manufacturing organisation looking to transform in today’s rapidly evolving landscape, I recommend three key ingredients:

  1. Inspiring pathway and vision- clear communication on what you want to achieve with the transformation. Be aspirational to motivate and energize the people transforming.
  2. Business centric “use-case factory” with a road map- well defined, pragmatic use-cases with metrics prove success to maintain momentum and attaining value
  3. Skills and infrastructure– robust, skilled and highly scalable infrastructure across people, process and technology resulting in faster time to value.

A manufacturing transformation journey approach should focus on gaining insight by unifying existing data sources from various systems to provide a real time Digital Thread that connects people, systems, and equipment inside factories, extending across the supply chain. By leveraging the operational intelligence delivered by the IIoT, manufacturers gain real-time asset visibility, role based actionable dashboards and optimised enterprise-wide operations. The successful transformation journey should be based on your individual capabilities within these stages today:

  • Understand - Make decisions quickly by connecting and unifying different sources and structures of internal and external data in real-time.
  • Advance - Streamline your operations and continuously innovate through predictive analytics, digital processes, and guided workforce
  • Outperform - Achieve optimal execution through continuous, closeloop process improvement and adaptive operation

 Join our webinar: IoT: Exposing the Hidden Factory 26th September at 2PM to discover how to reduce complexity and maintain consistent quality with work instructions, The benefits of predictive and proactive maintenance for performance optimization and Barriers to IIoT uptake by end users.


Transform your manufacturing business with IIoT

No two factories are the same. They vary in size, in the products they make, and in the volumes they produce. But all manufacturers, who want to stay competitive, share the challenge of incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) into their products and facilities and enabling their staff to use and exploit it.

Read this ebook and see how your organization can create a strategic plan to include the Industrial IoT (IIoT) and transform your factories.