Considering Cloud/On-Premise, Collaborative Operations and IIoT for Manufacturing Execution
Blog: Apriso Blog
In a previous blog post, we discussed the crucial need for manufacturers to digitalize shop floor operations and how a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) solution can be a high-value starting point to achieve this transformational goal.
MOM is set to continue driving operations for several years. As such, it will naturally have to evolve and adapt as edge technology and IIoT continue to advance. For a more comprehensive and forward-thinking approach to transformation, manufacturers should consider these three aspects, all of which are fully supported by DELMIA via the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Cloud and on-premise: There is a growing movement to put applications in a cloud environment instead of on-premise, and for good reason: lower hardware and architecture costs, less need for on-site technical staff and reduced large capital expenditures for new systems. However, most companies are still hesitant to consider cloud solutions for MOM due to issues around internet latency and the risk of communication losses as MOM requires constant connectivity with mission-critical systems or applications. DELMIA can provide high-availability on-premise applications to help alleviate this risk.
Collaborative operations: Another critical consideration would be to invest in optimizing your team operations for more effective collaboration. Digitalization breaks down organizational barriers and allows each team to take the right actions, cascade decisions to stakeholders and collaborate seamlessly regardless of their role. With a solution like DELMIA 3DLean, managers can capture, monitor and track operational meetings on the shop floor by providing visibility across operations, accountability from all team members as well as improved collaboration. The solution brings Lean practices to the shop floor as an integral part of operations by providing a digitalized solution that empowers managers and teams to communicate, organize and solve problems more effectively.
IIoT: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is maturing and brings with it a major realignment of how and where IT is used throughout manufacturing operations and decision-making. The advent of digital transformation has boosted interest in MOM as a starting point for integrating factories into IIoT platforms. IIoT initiatives encourage manufacturing leaders to examine their current state of automation and MOM deployment to plan for digital transformation. However, IIoT can only deliver maximum benefit when the data collected is contextualized and actionable. In most cases, MES/MOM is the ideal companion to IIoT to both contextualize collected or traced data and to initiate actions in response to issues identified by IIoT. In essence, IIoT and MOM should go hand-in-hand.
Starting with a MOM implementation can prove to be a low-risk, high-value entry point for digital transformation and to modernize the shop floor environment for improved performance, a competitive edge and to better manage disruptions. Leveraging DELMIA MOM on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can unlock the potential for greater levels of manufacturing efficiency, productivity and profitability, bringing you closer to manufacturing and operational resilience.
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