Smart Industry

Industry 4.0 or Smart Industry is often understood as a collection of innovative technologies centered around digitalization, AI and IoT, in the service of more efficient and flexible production. For Inetum-Realdolmen, however, it's more than just an umbrella term. We want to tackle the real challenges of our industrial customers. Technology is a way of formulating an answer to these challenges, not an end in itself. Most cases are currently highly data-driven. Connectivity is the starting point, while also requiring cognitive elements. It's not enough to only install sensors, only capture data or start an analysis from scratch. Bringing all stakeholders to the table and drawing up a roadmap together, focusing on long-term added value, is the ultimate lever.

We do this based on our Positive Digital Flow vision and not from ad-hoc innovation: we take our customers on this journey towards a "factory of the future" step by step.


Go for Operational Excellence

Production can be made more efficient and effective by weaving new technology into a production process. Costs decrease, the quality of the delivered products increases and waste is reduced. End products roll off the conveyor belt faster and the same conveyor belt has fewer downtimes.

Use automation as an extra worker

There are not currently enough experienced engineers on the labor market to meet the high level of demand. Automation is required in order to close this gap. Virtual/Augmented Reality, for example, can assist a junior member of staff by taking them through a certain procedure step by step.

Go for digital acceleration

Technology is now an intrinsic part of business discussions. Every aspect of an organization will eventually commence its own digital transformation. Digital operational excellence goes beyond optimizing separate production lines – it involves adopting a digital attitude throughout the entire organization. For example, build a digital twin for processes. It is a digital copy in which the company's machines, controls, workflows and systems are imitated. Go even further with a digital thread, a digital report of a product or system – from its creation to its discontinuation.

Allow yourself to be guided throughout the entire process

A journey to a future-proof factory of this kind presents many technological challenges. The IT infrastructure, the networks, the data management and the security measures need to be reconsidered. Together with you, we can design, execute and maintain this entire process.

We look at your existing processes, find out which data is available and which may be relevant in your business context. We set up a platform to make the data available and see from the beginning what security measures are needed. Everything is always tailor-made and in cooperation with our ecosystem of partners.

We think along with you, and together with our customers, we work continuously on the operation and optimization of the operational IT component, constantly freeing up new resources to innovate for the future and become re-integrated into daily operations. The idea is to work on today and on tomorrow at the same time.

How can we help you? Get started with the different building blocks:

Factory of the Future Roadmap

We translate your business strategy into a digital strategy. We make this a reality in a sustainable change process with manageable steps.

Factory IT Modernization

Your business needs speed and flexibility. Increase this by modernizing your IT landscape, both in terms of applications and infrastructure.

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Industry IoT Platform

Build the foundation for a data-driven organization: a Smart Data platform.

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Connected Factory

Work more closely with suppliers and customers, for example, by expanding your digital ecosystem. In addition, gain far more insights by connecting all data points in your production environment.

Digital Twin

Use a digital copy to support and/or carry out design reviews, simulations, training courses and experiments in unsafe areas.

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Digital Workforce

Use interfaces between employees and machines to streamline key processes.

Predictive Factory Operations

Make production processes predictable by using AI, machine learning, sensors, computer vision and more.

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