Return on investment is the goal of any effort aimed at improving profitability. With the ‘Fit for the Future’ series so far, we’ve detailed the steps to take in achieving a digital transformation in manufacturing and with the topic of this article we’ll begin to explore the profitable outcomes available to a modern, competitive operation; specifically predictive maintenance.
In the last article of the ‘Fit for the Future’ series, we looked at the benefits of implementing a data historian to provide a repository of actionable information you can leverage to develop a greater awareness of your operation and undertake intelligent planning and optimisation. This month, we’re looking at the ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ (IIoT) which offers the opportunity to kick-start digital transformation through increased connectivity, improved visibility and greater operational efficiency.
The ‘Fit for the Future’ series has explored a number of topics relevant to building a solid foundation on which your business can grow. The next step, and subject of this article, is on capturing and utilising high-quality data. .
In the previous article of the ‘Fit for the Future’ series we looked at how to ensure business continuity in the face of system failure or ransomware attack. In this article, we cover the subject of ‘workforce retention’ and look at how to retain the knowledge, skill and best practice developed by your employees.
Ensuring business continuity is the fouth article in the ‘Fit for the future’ series. In this article we look at how to ensure your IT and OT systems continue to function and how to prevent unplanned downtime and systems failure.