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feature | digital transformation

Predictive analytics have
the power to help reduce
waste resulting from rework,
unscheduled asset downtime, maintenance, and late
shipments, while increasing
capacity by nearly 20%.

for change is increasingly common as consumer preferences shift
almost daily. The result is a rapidly eroding time buffer between market
demand and production lines.
Near term, manufacturers risk not having the flexibility to make
the goods people want to buy today, as they don't have the big-picture
visibility they need with respect to equipment, people, processes, and
materials. In an environment where overall manufacturing growth is
stagnant, new revenues can only come from taking market share away
from competitors.
To improve operations, companies have automated select activities,
primarily by purchasing point-product software solutions. However,
production data is often gathered manually-isolated in siloed systems
and different formats. Some manufacturers are taking a holistic,
data-driven approach, but not every organization has taken that step.
It's difficult to start and stay ahead. Most organizations have equipment from multiple suppliers in plants of various sizes and ages, some of
which they built themselves and some they acquired-and no two facilities are the same. To realize benefits across the enterprise, organizations
must create a common system for gathering and analyzing data.
According to LNS Research's (Cambridge, MA, lnsresearch.com)
Patrick Fetterman, "Industries are quickly moving beyond machine or
process monitoring to problem solving and are aspiring to closed-loop
processes, where the analytics inform machines how to prevent downtime and quality problems before they occur." Rather than spend time
and resources building your own technology infrastructure, you need

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proven skills and tools, including applications and hosting services, to
make the transition to a data-driven model a practical reality.
The journey begins with standardized connectivity to track data from
plants, equipment, materials, and people. You can then begin to measure
and compare equipment metrics and operator practices to identify the
reasons for production losses-without making costly investments in
additional IT equipment or staff.

TAKING ACTION
To become a truly digital company you need the enterprise-wide ability
to deliver data from the source equipment to the cloud where it can be
shared and analyzed. The resulting insights enable you to reduce production losses and drive additional efficiency.
It's time to take action if your current system doesn't provide the visibility. If, over the years, you've installed separate best-of-breed systems
for inventory, production, downtime, and quality-and systems vary
from plant to plant, or if data is manually relayed from one system, with
corresponding delays and the potential for transposition errors, some
critical data might not be captured at all. As a result, no one in the plant
can obtain a single up-to-date view of the entire manufacturing process
or analyze the situation from a historical context.
When a problem arises, it becomes difficult to identify the cause.
You're forced to rely on the intuition of your most experienced staff-
a resource you're steadily losing to retirement. Unable to optimize,
downtime and scrap production increase at your busiest plants and

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