Manufacturing

De kansen en uitdagingen van cloud en digitale transformatie in industriële omgevingen

In kantooromgevingen en dienstverlenende bedrijven is het relatief eenvoudig om de mogelijkheden en voordelen van een cloudgebaseerde digitale transformatie te ontdekken. Flexibiliteit in het optimaliseren van processen en workflows, de mogelijkheid om inclusieve omgevingen te bieden voor medewerkers, leveranciers en klanten, en natuurlijk een verschuiving van investeringen naar operationele kosten. En nog veel meer als …

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Die Chancen und Herausforderungen von Cloud und digitaler Transformation in industriellen Umgebungen

In Büroumgebungen und Dienstleistungsbranchen ist es relativ einfach, die Chancen und Vorteile einer Cloud-fähigen digitalen Transformation zu entdecken. Flexibilität bei der Optimierung von Prozessen und Arbeitsabläufen, die Möglichkeit, integrative Umgebungen für Mitarbeiter, Lieferanten und Kunden bereitzustellen und natürlich eine Verlagerung von Investitions- zu Betriebskosten. Und vieles mehr, wenn wir uns das Geschäftsmodell und die Marktentwicklungen …

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The opportunities and challenges of cloud and digital transformation in industrial environments

In office environments and service industries, it is relatively easy to discover opportunities and benefits of a cloud enabled digital transformation. Flexibility in optimizing processes and workflows, the ability to provide inclusive environments for employees, suppliers, and customers, and of course a shift from investment towards operational costs. And much more once we take a …

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How Construction Businesses Can Recover Post-COVID-19

Start your engines because the world of business is returning. Countries around the world have decided to lift the lockdown in their respective nations, which means you need to get back to work. But as a construction company, how do you recover from COVID-19 and the lockdown? It’s so vital that you have a formulated …

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Making difference with a Digital Supply Chain

The metrics that I became very fond of to measure supply chain efficiency are nothing new, but we might have forgotten to appreciate them over time. DOO – Days on Order – Measuring a company’s upstream supply chain by tracking the actual days between placing orders for parts and materials and their arrival at the …

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Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 4, Episode 3: Expensive Ransomware

*WARNING* These are real incidents from the field and could scare you. A lot! *WARNING* The plant was still looking new after 3 years of operations, nothing like its sister plant which had a history of 25 years and was still going strong. New equipment, new technology and lights everywhere. Just this bright environment with …

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Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 4, Episode 2: When unauthorized access and unqualified people team up to cause havoc

*WARNING* These are real incidents from the field and could scare you. A lot! *WARNING* Liquid aluminium has 3 very dangerous characteristics. It is extremely hot, aggressive to most materials including other metals and responds explosive when in contact with water. Three reasons to be extremely careful when handling liquid aluminum. Safety precautions are important, …

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Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 4, Episode 1: Real incidents from the field

*WARNING* These are real incidents from the field and could scare you. A lot! *WARNING* We talk a lot about what could go wrong with Cyber Security and what could be done to prevent it. Let’s have a look at what already happened and what should have been done to prevent it. Just to make …

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Industry 4.0 – Building smart digital bridges

Modern production facilities are loaded with sensors, systems and smart controls, all providing tons of data on the process and results. The spread of Plant Floor Data Collection (PFDC), Process Condition Monitoring (PCM) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in modern manufacturing facilities keeps growing and with that, digitizing Manufacturing Processes continues to spread just as …

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Industry 4.0 – Now what?

With the introduction of Industry 4.0 by the German Government and the designated workgroup, a roadmap was created to introduce Artificial Intelligence, Smart Controls, Smart Automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in combination with Big Data into the manufacturing industries in Germany and beyond. The roadmap for Industry 4.0 focuses on introducing information and communication technology …

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