01.

Factory of the Future Leadership

Effective integration of different Informational & Operational systems, providing fast & reliable access to data.

02.

Digital Organization

Structures & policies that provide the agility to design and roll out an effective digital strategy.

03.

Data-Driven Maintenance

Behaviors and strategies that inspire, support and accelerate the digital transformation across the plant.

04.

Automated Data Flow

Methods & systems to manage maintenance proactively based on data, such as equipment condition metrics and historical events.

05.

Automated Material Flow

Machinery & systems that automate & optimize material handling processes throughout the manufacturing facility.

06.

Digital-Ready Infrastructure

Systems that safeguard and enable the plant’s operations, such as communication networks & cybersecurity software.

07.

360ᵒ Factory Visibility

Systems that combine data from various areas of the value chain, eliminating silos & accelerating decision-making.

08.

Intelligent Quality

Sensors, software & techniques that leverage real-time data to manage quality control and quality assurance.

09.

Tech-Augmented Workforce

Technologies that assist employees in their tasks by augmenting their skill set & optimizing workflows.

10.

Zero Touches Production

Hardware, software and methods that eliminate human touches in production planning & execution.

Dimensions

01

Factory of the Future Leadership

Leadership behaviours and strategies that inspire, support and offer guidance in order to accelerate and guarantee the digital transformation’s success across the organization.

For effective execution, leaders need to master various aspects such as being visionary and inspiring, strategic, and agile while always focus to an end to end approach to digital transformation.

02

Digital Organization

Structures and policies that provide the agility to design the interventions required to organizational culture, development of employee’s skills and new talent acquisition.

All the above act as enablers to roll out an effective digital strategy and are crucial to successfully embracing the opportunities of Industry 4.0.

03

Data-Driven Maintenance

The implementation of methods and systems to proactively manage maintenance based on data, such as equipment condition metrics and historical events, is key to driving operational efficiency and reducing downtime.

Typical technologies in this area are equipment condition sensors, maintenance management systems and more recently the use of machine learning in predicting equipment failures.

04

Automated Data Flow

Establishing a structured data management policy across the plant, and inter-connectivity between systems and departments is a key driver of Industry 4.0.

Effective integration of different informational and operational systems provides fast and reliable access to data, improving decision-making, reducing human errors, and driving process efficiencies.

05

Automated Material Flow

Implementation of machinery & systems, such as Warehouse Management Systems or Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, that automate & optimize material handling processes throughout the manufacturing facility.

This is critical to enable productivity, safety, accuracy and on time material delivery which is key in driving efficiencies and synchronizing manufacturing with the extended supply chain.

06

Digital-Ready Infrastructure

Systems that safeguard and enable the plant’s operations, such as communication networks and cybersecurity tools that ensure reliable and secure data streaming acting as a key enabler of Industry 4.0 transformation.

They support the foundational framework to manage current and future data streams that will be available as a result of the Industry 4.0 journey.

07

360ᵒ Factory Visibility

Systems that combine data from various areas of the value chain, eliminating silos & accelerating decision-making. They include software that covers several departments of the plant, such as ERP and Plant Manager Dashboards.

They offer a unified view of all plant’s operations and enable data-sharing with suppliers and customers.

08

Intelligent Quality

Effective integration of sensors, software, and techniques that leverage real-time data to manage quality control and quality assurance delivering enhanced quality and operational advantages.

Few of the typical technologies in this area are automated inspection systems and quality management software that enable automated reporting.

09

Tech-Augmented Workforce

Technologies such as augmented/virtual reality, tablets, mobile phones and others that assist employees in their tasks by augmenting their skillset and optimizing workflows.

These technologies provide access to information and expertise and are opening new horizons in productivity, efficiency and innovation democratizing value creation.

10

Zero-Touches Production

Hardware, software, and practices, that eliminate human effort in production execution and streamline the production system towards lights-off operations.

These technologies such as production management systems, machinery, robots and production optimization processes enable agility, flexibility and throughput improvements to daily production cycles.

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