Industry 4.0 focuses on improving the end to end digitization of product development, process improvement and delivery. Using cutting-edge technologies such as digital manufacturing, additive manufacturing, automation and robotics, Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity, manufacturers can create new opportunities to fulfill customized, consumer requests. As an early adopter of Industry 4.0, we can help you understand how to ensure you supply chain is digital ready, if you’re getting the most out of your data analytics, how to better manage your supply chain, ensure your leadership and culture is ready for the transformation and how to manage your cyber-security risk.
DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN
For many manufacturers, participation in the digital supply chain may be important to the future of your business. From technology and business practices to a company’s leadership and culture, it is important to understand how your business is prepared for the modern manufacturing environment.
To gauge this readiness, it is necessary to examine key business areas such as cyber-security, data analytics, supply chain management and finance/operations. The maturity level 1 assessment provides an initial overview of your company’s level of digital supply chain maturity, as well as provide you with important, informative benchmarks about how your firm measures up against other participating manufacturers.
As Industry 4.0 continues to erupt throughout the digital supply chain, much manufacturing and industrial data continues to be stored in data warehouses, only to be accessed for routine inspection and control. Data is one of a manufacturer’s best tools in gaining a competitive advantage. Additionally, these digital technologies bring production closer to your customer base.
Let us help you get the basic data analysis knowledge needed to identify opportunities for improving your business agility.
LEADERSHIP & CULTURE
While the roots of Industry 4.0 are grounded in manufacturing, the transformation underway is resulting in more than simply production changes and enhancements. With smart, connected technologies serving a role in transforming how parts and products are designed, made, used and maintained, companies are having to shift how they think and operate—how they make sense of information and act upon it to achieve operational excellence and continually improve the consumer/partner experience.
Before initiating Industry 4.0 transformations, it will be essential to adopt effective change management and leadership development practices necessary to transform the culture. Leaders are learning that though the aspiration for digital transformation remains strong, organizations are largely still finding a path that balances improving current operations with the opportunities afforded by Industry 4.0 technologies for innovation and successful business model transformation. Let us show you how.
As Industry 4.0 technologies are adopted to make manufacturing processes easier and businesses run smoother, more vulnerabilities appear around the assets manufacturers need to protect.
To minimize cyber-security risk, your must know your assets, identify vulnerabilities and recognize potential threats. Cyber-security frameworks and standards, including the NIST 800-171 standard, can help you address cybersecurity risks. Let us show you how.