What happens when your digital manufacturing pilots work?

They will work, manufacturers tend to be late adopters

The Business Case for Digitization is Compelling

You either get the benefit or go out of business

Reduced Downtime

48%

Unplanned downtime down from 11% to 5.8%

Reduction in Defects

49%

Defect rate down from 4.9% to 2.5%

New Product Introduction

23%

New product introduction cycle time reduced from 15 to 11 months

OEE Improvement

16%

Average OEE improved from 74% to 86%

Improved Inventory

35%

Inventory turns increased from 14 to 19

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Reduction in Energy Use

18%

Annual energy cost down from $8.4M to $6.9M

The Economic Value of Digital Manufacturing Is Immense

Expected gains from investment. Source: SCM World/Cisco “Smart Manufacturing and the Internet of Things 2015” survey of 418 Manufacturing Business Line Executives and Plant Managers across 17 vertical industries.

New Capability and a Digital Ready Infrastructure is Required

The “immense” improvements only result from end to end implementation

Reduced Downtime

  • Operational excellence
  • Forecasting & demand management
  • MES
  • Part reuse
  • Accurate inventory
  • Reliable supply chain
  • Work order – HR integ

Reduction in Defects

  • New QA apps
  • Vision systems
  • Vendor integ:Mfg, SC
  • Rationalize product numbers or parts
  • S/F measuring devices
  • Realtime msging
  • New signals
  • Signal filtering
  • Machine vendor integ

New Product Introduction

  • Usage capture
  • Part versioning, part traceability
  • Part performance monitoring
  • Simulation
  • Configuration mgt
  • Cust/Vendor/Regulator integ or sharing
  • PLM to part master, mfg planning, QA integ

OEE Improvement

  • EAM workflows
  • Predictive maint
  • Machine definition
  • New sensors
  • Machine automation
  • Sensor to sensor TSN
  • Protocol conversion
  • QA integration
  • Machine vendor integ

Improved Inventory

  • Usage capture
  • Lot tracking
  • Forecasting & demand management
  • Part reuse
  • Handhelds
  • Visibility
  • Supply chain integration
  • Vendor management
  • MES
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Reduction in Energy Use

  • Machine regulation
  • MES
  • New sensors
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Plant layout
  • New equipment
  • Energy recapture
  • Visibility
  • Data volumes
  • Video transmission
  • Edge Compute
  • Compute/Storage Distribution

digital ready infrastructure

  • Middleware
  • Layered Security
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Mobile Device Management

We Guide Manufacturers Through Digital Transformation

We have spent the last 12 years helping manufacturers evolve their technology portfolios to address existential global threats. And because we are specialists, we can deliver business-driven transformation plans at a speed and quality level that no firm can match.

We will help you improve utilization and value of your current assets while systematically increasing the capability of IT to achieve the CEO agenda.

Stories of Digital Transformation Success in Manufacturing

auto manfacturing

Guiding a $100m IT Investment

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aerospace

Delivering Change Processing Velocity

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consumer goods

Reducing Manufacturing Complexity by 70%

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Over an 8-Week period our approach Integrates and forecasts, using our deep industry expertise and business interviews, organizational adoption of technologies including artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, big data and IOT.

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Digital Manufacturing Readiness Test

Starting with the CEO agenda for growth and business performance our industry experts guide and help you define/refine the capabilities and time frames required to engage and serve prospects, customers, suppliers and employees in the quickly evolving digital landscape.

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Digital Transformation Capability Assessment

Your technology and operations are the platform upon which your organization will deliver digital disruption. Our manufacturing experts and enterprise architects assess your capabilities and define what your transformation needs through a process that educates and aligns your business and IT stakeholders.

DSI Infrastructure Fit for Growth Roadmap

Digital Transformation Roadmap

We define the enhancements you need in your operations, application and infrastructure capabilities and synchronize them with your business roadmap. We also plan the technology proof process so you can validate technologies well in advance of deployment dates.