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Industrial Digital Transformation: why plan it now will pay out

Mar 13, 2020 11:38:14 AM / by Alleantia Guru

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Why delay the digital transformation of an industrial company when there is a technology like Alleantia's?

Accessible, scalable and simple to implement, capable of maximizing the productivity of any type of industrial asset, these are just some of its qualities. Don't be afraid of change, discover the five good reasons why you should immediately start the digital transformation path of your industrial company.

 

Industrial manufacturers can realize opportunity in two areas: Top-line revenue growth through better and more intelligent and differentiated products, and bottom-line cost savings through more efficient and more effective innovative processes using the digital capabilities of the equipment they use.

Transformation is not new to industrial machinery and component companies. Since the 1990s, manufacturers have been looking at process automation and techniques such as lean manufacturing. In the early 2000s, their focus shifted to becoming more responsive, and they started looking at flexible manufacturing processes, integrating the supply chain, and of course, further automation.

The current evolution is to build intelligence into the processes so each industrial manufacturer becomes more event- or insight-driven. This means using sensor data from all parts of the process and external data to drive operational decisions. It also means ensuring that the customer experience is more digital and consistent across any channel and that you have a complete understanding and visibility of your customer—finally going beyond basic automation by applying machine learning algorithms to improve performance and efficiency.

But manufacturers need to be vigilant as digitalization opens the playing field for companies that are not traditional manufacturers but that have expertise in these technologies from other industries. To be ready for these challenges it is essential for industrial manufacturers to focus on the right strategic priorities to drive digitalization. 

 

Adopting and adapting to digital is more than an afterthought in business today. To stay competitive and relevant, it's crucial for companies to begin and progress their transition to digital transformation.

With digital disruptors snapping at the heels of many industries, success will come to the businesses that ensure their workforce is skilled in the best practices of the digital age. Moreover, this transformation must be weaved into the fabric of the company and championed by leadership to have maximum impact.

The concern for many businesses is that they’ve already fallen behind. Some think they are too late to get started. In fact, digital speed is as much as 5 times faster than a traditional business, and that pace is essential to becoming a leader or a fast follower.

In this article, we explore the benefits of digital transformation to a business and its workforce.

1. Ease of use and simplicity of installation

It is often thought that the digitization of an entire industrial plant is a long, complex and excessively expensive process and industrial transformation tends to be associated with the complete replacement of non-digital machines with those of the latest generation. Thanks to the power of the IoT, and a technology like Alleantia's, from today the digitization process can be much simpler than we imagine. The power of the Industrial IoT lies in its ease and speed of installation: simple and fast like connecting a printer to your computer, the Internet of Things allows you to interconnect the machines of each asset, from the latest generation machines to each other. non-native digital ones. Each device contains essential data which, thanks to the power of the IoT, can be translated into fundamental information which can be accessed through simple interfaces. Detailed reports that inform on the working status of the machines and that allow you to monitor production progress in real time.

 

2. Real-time production control

What does it mean to be able to monitor production progress in real time? Having realistic reports on the production trend and the progress of the machines is a great privilege that allows you to intervene at any time in correcting any production errors; the constant maintenance of the production allows to avoid annoying downtime and to bring every type of industrial plant to its maximum potential.

 

3. Increase in quality.

The direct advantage of constant production monitoring is the possibility of immediate intervention that the power of the IoT offers. Checking the progress of a job in real time means being able to intervene immediately in solving any type of production problem and therefore to create high quality products. The immediate resolution of production problems also has the consequence of saving costs and maintenance times which otherwise should be dedicated to the maintenance of industrial machinery.

 

3. Tax benefits 

One of the greatest benefits of Industrial IoT is that of the tax advantages that can be derived from digital transformation almost in every European country. Digitization is a consistent process with great transformations and with Alleantia technology you will not only completely update your industrial structure through the simple and quick installation of a software system on all types of machines, but you also get significant tax benefits that will make your investment completely safe.

 

4. Excellent long-term results guaranteed

Industrial IoT projects, such as those created by Alleantia, allow not only to check the progress of orders in real time but also to obtain exceptional long-term results. Adopting alleantia IoT technology means obtaining the highest quality, excellence and efficiency from your production by facing a fully accessible investment by any industrial company. Any concrete examples? Read here the testimony of Tastitalia, an Italian company leader in the human-machine interface sector that relying on Alleantia has managed to obtain great benefits from the complete digitalization of its asset thanks to the ability of the Alleantia ISC software to interconnect the latest generation machines with each other. non-native digital ones.

 

One of the great benefits of going digital is the ability to track metrics and analyze the data that is gained during digital marketing efforts. More to the point, using these insights allows businesses to optimize their strategies and processes for even better results.

In businesses, two things matter more than most - costs and revenue. It’s possible to make massive changes to both by integrating data-based insights into the company culture.

Using data-driven insights to understand customers and feeds into business strategy enables hyper-personalization, relevancy, real-time feedback and agility. This involves businesses to make use of both structured (personal customer information) and unstructured data (social media metrics) pulling together data from many sides of the business to help drive the transformation journey.

The importance of data in decision-making should not be underestimated. With the right leadership to encourage this attitude throughout an organization, the road to a higher ROI will become much easier.

Tags: Alleantia, IIoT, IoTprojects, DigitalTransformation, Europe

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