Part 18 – Make the Right decisions in Digital Transformation

With many choices in front of you, the subject of Digital Transformation can be daunting. When considering the associated costs involved, making the right choices in the current economic climate is of paramount importance.

The first and best step you can take is to select a System Integrator (SI) with the correct philosophy, skillset, and partners to consult on your needs and identify your most significant opportunities for future growth and continual improvement.

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Part 17 – How Standards Drive Digital Transformation

In the 80s, ISO 9000 (and BS5750 in Britain) came to the fore to create standards for quality management. The standardisation process strove to introduce methods for continual improvement and ensure consistency and quality. As time moved on, throughout the 90s and 00s, standards have been applied to manufacturing settings more and more, beginning with S88, which governs batch control processes, followed by S95, which defines plant structure to support enterprise asset models. 

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Part 8 – Using Predictive Maintenance to reduce unplanned downtime

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.

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Part 7 – Improve visibility & aggregation through IIoT

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.

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