IT/OT TRANSFORMATION FOR SMART MANUFACTURING

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

Smart Manufacturing gives plants the ability to achieve new levels of performance, control, agility, optimization, quality and safety. Nevertheless, the deployment is challenging in many dimensions:

  • Complexity: many existing and upcoming (smart manufacturing) technology building blocks, platforms and vendors are involved, which demands a highly structured approach to deploy them.
  • Comprehensive enterprise architecture: the target platform need to be deployed across the whole company and will define how systems connect, communicate and share data/information. Modern architectures need to be “Future Proof”, supporting the change from centralized to distributed / decentralized functions.
  • Aligned with business strategy: this requires clear definition of business strategy and current business drivers, aligning the manufacturing transformation goals to this strategy.
  • Clearly defined current/future modes of operation and roadmap: a clear definition, measurement and documentation of present state of digital technologies is needed, in order to design a desired future state and a roadmap to get there.
  • Expert resources & knowledge: right expert resources and additional capacity to deploy, support and scale the transformation based on best practices and catalyze the right choices for your business.

A common failure of many product manufacturers trying to realize the benefits of “smart manufacturing” is lack of a proper IT/OT foundation on which smart manufacturing applications, such as production planning, supply chain management, production control & monitoring, etc. can be deployed.

OUR VALUE PROPOSITION

We leverage end-to-end services to design, deploy and maintain the IT / OT technology foundation that helps companies achieve the full benefits of “smart manufacturing”.

  • Operations first: Our business-centric transformation approach starts from manufacturing operations (as-is and to-be) to frame the design of the future IT/OT system, the selection of supporting technologies and appropriate roadmap.
  • Proven end-to-end methodology: We manage our clients’ transformation roadmap as a fully structured program, taking responsibility of the program office and target IT/OT manufacturing design, integration and validation.
  • Technology agnostic: End-to-end vendor agnostic integration that enables the selection and integration of IT/OT elements across a multitude of technologies & vendor solutions.

OUR KEY OFFERS

  • DESIGN & ALIGNMENT

    Develop plan that translates business strategy and manufacturing objectives into a digitized manufacturing execution and management system.

    • Align strategic intentions with IT/OT technology potential & selection
    • Define current & future modes of operation
    • Design enterprise architecture (process, application, equipment layers), etc.
    • Develop transformation roadmap & bus. cases
  • IMPLEMENTATION

    Lead the transformation program office and act as the IT/OT systems integrator to direct the implementation of the plan/program with partners and suppliers.

    • Align governance model with sourcing, business and IT/OT architecture
    • Set up & manage Program Office (governance, projects management, etc.
    • IT/OT systems integration
  • MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT

    Support/provide managed services to maintain the IT/OT infrastructure / operations.

    • SLA-based support service
    • Contract management
    • Continuous improvement
    • Portfolio management
    • Site onboarding
    • Change management

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