Everywhere in companies there are opportunities to create value with new technologies.
Frequent topic areas are energy management, process documentation, tracking & identification, and product portfolio management.
Energy and resource efficiency is an issue of increasing strategic importance. Many companies lack consistent data and thus transparency to carry out targeted energy management. With the right technologies, a digital footprint of energy consumption in the form of key figures can be recorded and designed via standardized data acquisition, integration of energy storage, smoothing of load peaks and simplification of work processes. This makes it possible to effectively manage energy costs, facilitating significant cost reduction as well as the minimization of CO2 emissions.
For a continuous improvement process, the clean documentation of key figures is of enormous importance. This is also the basis for demand-oriented production control and planning. With the right technologies, systematic and transparent data acquisition and provision can be implemented, which eliminates media disruption and corresponding additional expenditure, avoids errors and thus standardizes work processes in production and assembly. As a result, it is possible to increase efficiency and reduce production costs, as well as to deploy employees flexibly in production, even if they lack detailed knowledge, and to secure expert knowledge in the long term.
Tracking & identification
Due to optimization potentials but also regulatory requirements, the complete traceability and identification of products down to individual components is becoming increasingly important. With the appropriate technologies, a digital image of the individual processes can be created over the entire product lifecycle from incoming to outgoing goods and beyond. This uncovers media disruption, reduces search times, shows deviations from target processes and increases planning and delivery reliability. With this transparency, inventories can be reduced in many areas of the company, process times decreased and employee capacities increased.
Product portfolio management
Insufficiently maintained and standardized product portfolios lead to immense additional expenses in sales, production, development or logistics. For example, through grinding in the commissioning of custom-made products, costly spare parts management and complex and setup-intensive assembly or production processes. With the right technologies, unmaintained data structures can be cleaned up, variances and thus cost drivers can be uncovered and eliminated, and processes in different company areas can be standardized and automated.
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