Smart Factories aren't coming ... they're already here!
There's so much information bombarding manufacturers regarding IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing, that you'd be forgiven for feeling confused.
The image below shows the evolution of industry, all the way to Industry 4.0 or the 4th Industrial Revolution:
The larger vendors would have you believe that they have the silver bullet to all of your problems, yet for those factories with ageing equipment, automatically collecting data is not that simple.
Plus it also needs context when you do, to prevent you collecting too much information and drinking out of the firehose!
For more modern facilities, we've seen uneducated equipment purchases that have created 'islands' of functionality that can't be integrated into a whole-plant philosophy and that's something that has to wait until the next buying cycle.
And if you don't move forward with Smart Factory concepts, there's no doubt about it: you WILL be left behind.
What if you could call on an experienced advisory, to assess your 'smart factory readiness' and prepare an independent report on how best to move forward?
We've been making factories 'smart' for almost two decades and we've empirically determined that there are key foundational steps, as well as defined milestones, which MUST be adhered to, via a well-defined path of implementation.
Failure to do it right the first time can cost far more than just a failed project. It can cost you business, reputation and damage your brand.
It's a journey that requires ongoing focus and commitment at multiple levels of the organisation, especially the Executive. Without executive-level support and leadership, smart factory initiatives simply fail to deliver, confidence is lost and outcomes left unrealised.
To ensure successful implementations we provide smart factory readiness assessments, which include on-site engagement and interviews, followed by a recommended and phased implementation plan that follows an over-arching strategy.
We can also include return on investment scenarios and business case creation, if required.
If you're open to considering an external Advisory Board, we can convene a structure, charter and recommend appropriate advisory members from our experienced and talented network, again ensuring any investment enjoys a healthy return.
Ready to become a next-generation manufacturer but don't know where to start?
We can provide blue-chip references on request, to assure you of our competence, capability, 100% project success rate and client satisfaction.
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