A Change You Can Make Today
Companies around the world are already using enterprise operational intelligence solutions to create more competitive operations.
A large food and beverage producer, for example, is using a solution across dozens of its manufacturing sites. Workers now have role-based access to real-time standardized metrics and information, despite numerous systems. The result? The company has increased productivity by 5-8% in its plants.
This use case is a perfect example of how an enterprise operational intelligence solution can bring value to your operations today.
The solution doesn’t require an infrastructure overhaul. It can work with your existing systems to give you real-time monitoring of whatever you need to know, like your asset utilization, production efficiency, workforce performance and energy usage.
It can also work with new enabling technologies like augmented reality (AR) to help you view your production performance in literally new ways.
In fact, the example of an operator walking the shop floor and reviewing machine performance on their phone isn’t hypothetical. It’s something a European company is already doing, today, by combining real-time operational intelligence with AR technology. Now, workers don’t have to wait days or weeks to see how they’re performing – they can find out at a moment’s notice.
The solution can also leverage machine learning to provide predictive performance analytics. This means no more reacting to performance problems but instead get predictions of problems that are about to happen, before they impact production. Those insights can even trigger automatic reactions, like maintenance tickets, to help you quickly and correctly resolve the problems.
Simple and Flexible
An added benefit of some new enterprise operational intelligence solutions is their simplicity and flexibility.
You don’t need an IT degree to implement and manage them. All you need is a basic understanding of a manufacturing process to start creating dashboards and reports using simple drag-and-drop tools.
Also, dashboards and reports can be customized to each user, whether they’re an operator, plant manager or COO.
To learn more about enterprise operational intelligence and other innovative solutions, visit the FactoryTalk InnovationSuite web page.