There are just 2 types of organizations and people…. The quick or the dead.
Are we really ready to adopt or adapt; or ready to let go and stick to the core?
Here is a take on all the buzz around #Digitalization #IoT #Industry4.0 #digitaltwin after listening to some leading organizations and experts at the Instrumentation Experts Club 15 year anniversary event in Mumbai.
– Low productivity in manufacturing, especially when it comes to batch processing
– Lack of standards and Digitalization…We hardly export any kind of machinery out of India…how come … Taiwan and Korea… China are good at it…in India, there is no standard color in cabinet colors. Almost 80% is non standard.
– People to implement Digitalization is limited… Understanding both IT and OT that will determine the growth of Manufacturing economy. Digitalization can lower cost and improve quality and productivity can be optimised
– Digitalization can drive integration that customers will benefit from,from design to delivery. Mechanical and electrical drawings can be standardised making it easy for, engineering and purchasing departments. Layouts, design, drilling, wiring can all be seamlessly automated using computer aided engineering. Component layout, assembly and tested for thermal design included. All this improves productivity through better accuracy and faster assemblies and reduced engineering effort.
– Culture change is important for implementing Digital technology and reap the full benefits of Digitalisation.
– Technology is not an issue. Computational power on the rise…Chips are more integrated and advanced…Challenge lies in leveraging these advances..
-Lot can be learned from discrete sector like automotive industry. Speed of adoption in process sector is slow on account of cultural challenges, standards, interoperability.
-Business challenges include ability to understand advantages of Digitalization…What are we trying to solve? and what is my ROI?
– There is a need to get into specific cases… Get into details across different sectors and dissect issues in diff areas of operations. Opportunity cost is what we need to look at.
– We need to move away from proof of concept to proof of value
– The more you sense the better the prediction
-Wireless tech is key to digitalization.
– Connected smart platform..is nothing but a Collaborative platform…
– Traditionally large monolithic platforms were created and everyone was able to expected connect into it. This model delivers lower ROI. Today, So focus has shifted to connected processes. Using the concept of #digitaltwin, a mathematical replica of plant and its behaviour is developed in the cloud, using which the performance of an asset can monitored and predicted
– Connected assets…Working with OEMs to leverage their domain expertise and develop specific application of assets deployed
-People… They ought to be connected seamlessly (Like whatsapp). Keeping it simple and encouraging collaboration without much effort is crucial to make the collaborative ecosystem work and derive maximum benefits.
To conclude here are some questions I am baffled With… Got answers? Share your views!
– How do you figure out if #Bigdata has the right data? Can we be sure the data analysed is correct so that we get information and not chunks of data
– What happens if the wireless network collapses?
– Is digitalization and the likes of it sustainable in a developing countries? If yes at what cost?
– Are we there yet to fully embrace the cloud? What about data security? Who is responsible for it?
– What happens when telecommunications breaks down?
– True, digitalization is evolving. Is it really possible to achieve 100% inter operability of protocols? When do we have a single standard?