Heavily dependent on the fluctuating construction industry, operating with legacy equipment and siloed operations, cement companies often lack a unified vision for digital investments. And for risk averse cement companies, each investment made must deliver significant results that counteract the impact of cyclical demand.
Despite difficulty integrating, cement leaders recognize the need for innovative solutions that can help improve plant utilization, optimize processes, reduce energy consumption — and facilitate compliance with CO2 and other emissions mandates.
We explored senior management perspectives about digital transformation and IIoT initiatives at their companies. This research provided an in-depth look at key outcomes companies expect from digital investments, progress made, potential roadblocks – and a path forward.