In the world of industrial and manufacturing operations, things change quickly. Therefore it’s becoming more important to bridge the gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). The traditional style of working in islands may lead to inefficiencies, and lost possibilities for innovation. It may also lead to large financial losses, such as $220,000 per hour due to unplanned downtime, according to an IDC survey.
This is why digital transformation activities are critical for cost reduction, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), and growth.
Manufacturers need a consistent, secure, and reliable cloud data base to link production line sensors to ERP systems. This is needed for digital transformation to work well. By using a common data model, manufacturers can build a centralized repository with a single source of truth for making decisions.
CREATING AN UNIFIED, SECURE AND TRUSTED CLOUD DATA FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESFUL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Each digital transformation initiative must include cloud, security, and sustainability. Cloud-based solutions are scalable and adaptable, resulting in cost savings, increased security, and long-term viability. They may, for example, cut energy use and carbon emissions while increasing data security and compliance.
UNLOCKING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF DATA WITH KFACTORY: A PLATFORM FOR BRIDGING THE IT/OT GAP
KFactory is a smart digital platform that can assist manufacturers in realizing the full value of their data.
It helps manufacturers improve OEE by optimizing operations, modeling processes, finding inefficiencies, reducing downtime, and making data-driven decisions. A centralized digital twin of a manufacturing line may provide real-time data into production, supply chain, and customer demand.
Finally, bridging the IT/OT divide, offering a consistent, secure and trustworthy cloud data base, and employing platforms like KFactory may help manufacturers drive digital transformation, reduce unplanned downtime, improve OEE, and slash costs. Manufacturers may achieve success in the Industry 4.0 age by implementing digital transformation projects.