The business case for Industry 4.0: Enabling continuous improvement

The concept of kaizen, or continuous improvement, has long been deeply rooted in the manufacturing world. Popularized by Masaaki Imai’s 1985 book Kaizen: Japanese Spirit of Improvement, the concept originated in Toyota factories following World War II.

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Topics: Digitization & IIoT, Data-driven production, Industry 4.0

Three tactics to improve OEE

Calculating OEE seems relatively simple because the metric includes three variables: availability, performance and quality. But we often see that production managers have insufficient data to measure these, or that OEE calculations are too subjective to be accurate.

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Topics: Digitization & IIoT, Data-driven production, Industry 4.0

How to achieve 360° transparency through end-to-end digitization

Gartner’s IT Glossary defines digitization as the process of changing from analog to digital form. It has become synonymous with going paperless, but that oversimplifies the concept. Digitization is a critical first step in any manufacturing organization’s journey to Industry 4.0 because it involves the transformation of data into a tool that can be easily used to generate actionable insights to increase efficiency and performance. That is, digitization yields the transparency necessary to make progress toward Industry 4.0 in a way that actually brings value.

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Topics: Digitization & IIoT, Data-driven production

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