Industry 4.0 is triggering the digital transformation of manufacturing/production and related industries. Smart factories are now a reality. Digital technologies as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and cyber-physical systems interact, communicate, and adjust without interruption.
How can digital lean solve problems
The intersection between digital technologies and lean principles leads to the term “digital lean”. Digital lean manufacturing uses industrial IoT devices to gather process data in real-time and 24/7. These devices help to handle waste much faster by giving instant insights into production procedures.
Manufacturers no longer can count on traditional lean practices to solve business problems. Digitalisation, automation, machine learning, and big data take lean principles to the next level. These cyber-physical systems enable new capabilities in areas such as:
- Real time applications, and more.
Visual Management in the age of digital technologies
The performance of a smart factory depends on its ability to collect, analyse, and gather data. Digital Visual Management is the next step to take. It uses different communication mechanisms to deliver information and track progress. Digital visual tools ensure that the information is available and updated in real-time.
With the Interactive Flat Panel, you can share and work data on the factory floor. Use a stylus pen or a finger to write over documents, to resize or move images around, and to present any necessary changes. Just plug it in and enjoy the high-resolution screen - no CDs, downloads, or drivers are required.
The data displayed in the IFP allows project managers to react immediately to disruptions in the production process. This enhances their insights generation and decision-making, creating a competitive advantage.
The improved communication and networking systems can only push productivity and efficiency forward. Companies get to reduce costs, save time, and respond properly to customer needs.
Manufacturing companies that fail to take part in the 4th Industry Revolution will struggle to survive. Sooner or later, they'll fall behind and lose ground to organisations that do adapt to the digital age. Are you ready to make the leap into digital transformation?
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