Operational Intelligence

Better Information Drives Better Decisions in the Smart Factory

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Operational data is the lifeblood of digital manufacturing. By delivering the right information to the right worker at the right time, you empower workers to make better decisions. When you use smart machines that can diagnose or resolve issues on their own, you create smarter operations with less downtime.

We can help you successfully and securely get the most from digital manufacturing to improve your competitiveness. Along with our strategic alliance partners Cisco, Microsoft, Panduit, PTC and Endress+Hauser, we offer solutions and services that give strong technological and strategic advantages to you.

Realize the Potential of Digital Manufacturing

Embedded Intelligence Creates Endless Opportunities to Improve Operations

To understand how to use data from the Industrial Internet of Things is the basis of a connected enterprise approach. Some of the most important data available to you is the embedded intelligence in smart machines and equipment.

Gathering data such as equipment status and exception-based reporting can give you new insights into your processes and help you optimize assets. Embedded intelligence can help you:

  • Identify your operational strengths and weaknesses
  • Establish performance-management systems
  • Design and implement better production systems
  • Develop more targeted training programs

Case Studies

Digital Manufacturing in Action

Organizations that are innovative put digital manufacturing to work to reduce manual processes, increase production volume, and improve business results. See how organizations digitize their processes to unlock business value.

Smart Production

Demand-based Manufacturing

When you extend operational intelligence to all functions in your organization, and to your suppliers and customers, you create the foundation for demand-based manufacturing.

A new order triggers a manufacturing execution system (MES) to produce instructions and workflows. Intelligent manufacturing lines configure themselves, and raw materials arrive as they are needed. After the order ships, the MES communicates with ERP-level business systems, and tracks critical information about suppliers. Delivery-performance data and product-quality data are sent back to the plant, which allows operators to address and resolve potential issues. This process is digital manufacturing at work.

Real-Time Analytics

Digital manufacturing transforms how you see your operations. Gone are the days of manually collected data that only provides a snapshot in time and is prone to human error. Real-time analytics software takes the Industrial Internet of Things data that is automatically and continually collected from several sources and contextualizes it into meaningful information for workers.

These analytics create greater transparency of your operations and provide better visibility into complex production processes. Operators and technicians can use the analytics for critical, real-time decision making to help boost productivity. Decision makers across functions can monitor nearly every aspect of their operations. This information allows them to resolve quality, safety, compliance, energy-usage, and downtime issues.

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