Current IT mega trends, including Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things, Mobile, 3D laser printing and Cloud computing have been brought together in a Dutch initiative called Smart Industry.
Markets in which owners / operators in process industries operate and collaborate are becoming increasingly international, more competitive and volatility is rising. In order to maintain profitability, organizations are constantly seeking new opportunities to gain an edge. By linking all steps of the asset lifecycle and the value chain, a world of possibilities opens for companies, old and new. Emerging IT technologies enable organisations to change their business models, become more customer focused and ensure their profitability in the future.
What is Smart Industry?
As described in the Smart Industry Report, Smart Industries are industries that have certain key characteristics, including a high degree of flexibility in:
- Product needs (specifications, quality, design)
- Volume (what is needed)
- Timing (when it is needed)
- Resource efficiency and cost (what is required)
- Ability to (fine) tune to customer needs and make use of the entire supply chain for value creation.
These Smart Industries are leveraging a network-centric approach, making use of the value of information, driven by ICT and the latest available proven manufacturing techniques to enable their success.
Why does Smart Industry matter?
Watch the 90-second introduction video on the key benefits of the Smart Industry revolution on BlueCielo’s site: www.bluecieloecm.com/smart-industry
Asset lifecycle support
BlueCielo is focused on the management of asset related information throughout the entire asset lifecycle. Smart Industries use the current and arising ICT possibilities to improve operational excellence by linking operational data with all other asset related data, including engineering data and documents.
The benefit is that operational personnel can execute required predicted maintenance faster with all the necessary information immediately at hand. This includes up-to-date SOPs, the right spare parts, optionally printed on demand through the 3D printing techniques, and all other necessary documentation to perform their tasks.
To ensure data integrity, the management of change procedures must be fully in place, for which a modern asset lifecycle information management system such as BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise is required. Only when data integrity is guaranteed can the benefits of Smart Industry can be achieved.
Contact BlueCielo to discuss the ways your organization can benefit from the Smart Industry revolution.