Jeff Christensen VP of Product at Seegrid, the leader in connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling, discussed the journey toward Industry 4.0 for manufacturers. “As we advance steadily toward Industry 4.0, companies should prepare to redefine how they approach materials handling, including optimization of new technology,” suggested Christensen.
Christensen explains that plant managers are optimizing new technology by leveraging the data collected by their Industry 4.0 solutions to identify variance and make adjustments to improve their existing processes. By recognizing a consistent problem via data, the plant manager can understand if there is a global or local issue in a more comprehensive way than visually assessing problem workflows or processes.
Although it takes time for many businesses to realize optimization, it is the point at which organizations are able to identify where technology is performing well and where there is room for improvement. By assessing quantified data, management can understand where variance is coming from and adjust processes accordingly. Pinpointing variances in the data allows them to develop a corrective action, leading to optimization of all processes, which leads to meaningful improvement to the bottom line. The acknowledgement of insights provided by data, the ability to identify key points of variance, and the process of optimization is crucial to truly completing the last step in the journey toward Industry 4.0.
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Seegrid (www.seegrid.com) is the leading provider of connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling with hundreds of thousands of miles driven. The Seegrid Smart Platform combines flexible and reliable infrastructure-free vision guided vehicles with fleet management and enterprise intelligence data for a complete connected solution. Seegrid accelerates Industry 4.0 and lean initiatives with incremental automation, helping companies achieve a truly connected enterprise and transform into smart factories of the future. Follow Seegrid on Twitter at @Seegrid.
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