8 challenges for the industry
The IV Industrial Revolution places us on a bridge of two directions that unites society and technology, and that connects the physical world with the virtual world.
The new technologies offer the manufacturing industry the possibility of responding to the new demands of customers at the level of Products, Processes and Business Models, directly impacting the value chain.
We are facing a change in the way of manufacturing that is based on connectivity and personalization of products and services. And not only that, we are facing a cultural change in the way of buying and consuming. Therefore, we believe that design will be at the center of this new model, and diversification and segmentation will reach unsuspected levels.
ICT, data analytics, Big Data, industrial automation, Cloud Computing and IoT are already revolutionizing the industrial sector. Companies aspire to be smart factories, focusing on becoming flexible, agile and efficient, going through being receptive, collaborative, safe, predictive and sustainable.
At this point, we can ask ourselves what challenges the Manufacturing Industry will have to face in order to embrace Digital Transformation.
8 Challenges for the Industry:
- Integration of ERP and MES. The challenge is to integrate the processes of the company interface (ERP) and the level of management in the plant (MES), and thus to understand in a uniform way the processes and the standardized interaction of all the elements of the process, to achieve a system of flexible production, low hierarchy and efficient.
- Development of software and analysis systems that convert the deluge of data produced by smart factories into useful and valuable information for decision making and to know the client in a comprehensive manner.
- Adapt production to demand in real time. Manufacturing, logistics, commissioning and design must be aligned, not only with the plant itself, but with the customer. The demand is so changeable that the manufacturing processes must be more elastic, because it will mandate customization.
- Implement multi-sensor systems that allow data collection, learning systems and automatic decision making, as well as more capacity to perform wireless communications.
- Follow Six Sigma processes to eliminate variability in order to ensure the reduction of errors, defects and failures of product delivery.
- Ensure the traceability of the components throughout the value chain, to collect the necessary information of each unit produced.
- Connect the industrial plant with the point of sale.
- Use processes to identify errors and failures in both the manufacture and delivery of products.
Do not stay behind. It’s time to sit down and analyze where your factory is and see what route you must take to join the paradigm of Industry 4.0.
Let us accompany you in the search for greater and better efficiency, we know how to obtain optimized production processes, by implementing technological solutions that facilitate maintenance management, optimizing and automating processes, thus improving the suitability of your products.
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