The open door: your overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) will improve
People often think in terms of sensors, data and algorithms, which contribute to the development of Smart Industry in that they improve the efficiency of a production environment. Beyond this, though, are new insights that can also help you to coordinate your production line more effectively and see your OEE increase sharply as a result. These new insights may also lead to a better PUE (power utilization efficiency) or reduced waste.
It is especially important to have a clear goal in mind. What do you want this new technology to achieve for you? Be sure to take a long, hard look at the broader picture: added value isn't found only in manufacturing excellence. Your goal might also be to build a future-proof IT architecture. You may also be focusing on product innovation or providing a better experience for your customers. Zoom out and take a look at where you want or need to make a difference. Industry 4.0 implementation can genuinely add value for almost every stakeholder – from society in general to the end customer, and not least for your employees.