Achieve the golden batch in manufacturing with Hexagon
Achieve operational excellence with Hexagon’s PPM division which specialises in asset lifecycle and operations management - paving the way for a successful digital transformation.
For the past 50 years Hexagon has been helping more than 5,000 global customers to achieve the golden batch in manufacturing with data-centric workflows to empower front-line operators and enable enterprise scalability.
By using Hexagon’s j5 IndustriaForm Templates companies can bridge the old with the new by consolidating siloed paper and electronic forms into a single configurable enterprise scheme. This allows operators to view approved workflows and managers to track the process.
Hexagon’s PPM division is a key partner for CGI as they work to connect human input into manufacturing procedures, enabling the customisation of manufacturing execution systems (MES).
As CGI focuses on data harvesting to achieve smart manufacturing for their clients, Hexagon is helping to optimise their golden batch process by digitising their workflows allowing for a more controlled, consistent work process.
“Hexagon is one of our partners in the automation of manual processes,” said Coen Huesmann, Vice President of Consulting Services Manufacturing Center of Excellence at CGI Nederland, who pointed out how important this partnership is for CGI’s journey to Industry 4.0.
“For one of our manufacturing clients, we are jointly supporting the automation of the formulation of their products. With this solution our customer is able to bring new recipes to production in a standardised and automated way, making production and product change over safer and much more efficient,” he said.
Neil Singh, Industry Consultant, Hexagon PPM Division said: “Digitalising batch production and including the operator’s input gives companies the ability to truly understand the real consistency of their operations and make the best use of their human sensor-generated information.
“The goal is to increase efficiency and agility and ultimately enable sustainable production,” he said.
SAP Whitepaper: Advantages of Intelligent Assets
A core pillar in SAP’s Industry 4.0 strategy, Intelligent Assets equip organisations to reduce downtime, empower employees and increase efficiencies across industrial equipment and manufacturing units.
In a whitepaper produced in partnership between SAP and BizClik Media Group, Rachel Romanoski, Solutions Manager, Digital Assets, SAP, dispels some of the myths surrounding asset intelligent, and shares insight into how even small investment in asset intelligence can pay dividends in minimising cost leakage and realising an asset’s potential.
As with all innovations, the ceiling for Intelligent Assets is as high as an organisation can dream, afford and implement. But Romanoski says that just a little intelligence can go a long way: “Oftentimes people think Intelligent Assets need to be the latest and greatest cutting-edge technology. They can be super advanced, such as leveraging physics-based engineering simulations to forecast potential failures, and help mitigate them. But it could be as simple as a temperature reading. You can pull a lot of simple information from most equipment, and by enhancing that data through ancillary solutions and digital capabilities, you can create that Intelligent Asset.”
One of the most immediate benefits is reducing or, in some cases, eliminating unplanned downtime. Equipment failure is one of the most common causes of disruption and can cause chaos throughout the supply chain.
“The true power of the Intelligent Asset is in changing the basic, reactive emergency work or time-based, planned maintenance and being more prescriptive and tailored to that specific asset and use case,” Romanoski says. “Ultimately, you can reduce the unplanned events that often carry a big price tag.”
"Oftentimes people think Intelligent Assets need to be the latest and greatest cutting-edge technology... But it could be as simple as a temperature reading"
Other financial benefits include stemming cost leakage and “sweating assets” to the full potential. “Maybe you can consider the lifecycle of the asset and understand whether you can push it a little bit further,” Romanoski explains. “It might be that the best course of action for a low-cost item is to run it to failure. Having this information that we collect over time empowers those people to make those better decisions, but also has a trickle down effect to building resiliency and efficiency into the entire supply chain.”
To read the full report, including insight from Intelligent Assets, Intelligent Factories, Empowered People, and exclusive insight from Dominik Metzger, the lead on SAP’s Industry 4.0 programme, CLICK HERE.