Why do we need an intelligent industry?
The world around us is accelerating more and more. We strive to increase the dynamics of processes in every area of life. This also applies to industry.
Time becomes the most desirable and valuable element of the functioning of the world. However, we are not talking about buying time in the sense of human life. We want to look at time in relation to the implementation of tasks and processes that are aimed at achieving a specific effect. Customers demand shorter and shorter lead times. Often, the systems at our disposal do not cope with such a large number of variables that appear in processes. Until recently, it was estimated that we need 10-20 years to create the first system that will control production on its own. However, it turns out that the realization of this vision is very close. The race has begun. Race for smart industry.
More and more data
Current IT systems, even the most advanced ones, are no longer able to calculate and process as much data as we expect. All processes must take place very quickly and must also allow access to data at all times. To meet these expectations, we are reaching for new solutions brought by intelligent industry. This term, also known as Industry 4.0, the Fourth Industrial Revolution or the Intelligent Factory, has been stimulating the imagination of engineers involved in production planning and management for many years. What exactly do we expect from intelligent industry? All in all, this cannot be described in one sentence, because expectations are many and they are constantly evolving during dynamic development. Inherent elements of intelligent industry are aspects such as automatic adaptation to constant changes, high efficiency of resource use, communication between machines, efficient connection of production processes and even, all other processes in the enterprise. All this creates intelligent networks that optimize at any time during the process. The above assumptions are complemented by an element that particularly distinguishes the intelligent industry, which is autonomous decision making and independent control of resources by the system, and not by people as before.
More and more industries
Intelligent industry covers many branches of life and is constantly gaining new ones. Process automation is developing at a very fast pace. Optimization of logistics, production or decision-making processes is becoming a key element in the functioning and development of every company. For the company, intelligent industry means minimization of human error, flexibility, easy adaptation to dynamically changing market conditions and speed of operation. And these are one of the most important features currently determining the success of enterprises on the market.
That is why intelligent industry solutions reach for other industries: mechanical, food, furniture, etc. Wherever machines and equipment work for us, it is possible to improve processes through intelligent solutions.
More and more areas
What can we gain from intelligent industry? Does my company really need it? Entrepreneurs ask these and many other questions. New technologies are an investment for the company. Such a change guarantees dynamic development of the company, strengthens the market position, and thus increases the level of competitiveness with respect to rivals. Companies investing in new technologies gain a lot in the eyes of their clients, who are looking for trusted business partners, appreciate the short delivery time and low risk of errors.
Intelligent Solutions! A modern manager cannot remain indifferent to this trend. Even in a small company, it is worth looking at the company’s processes today in terms of how their optimization can affect faster delivery times and lower production costs. What can still be a source of competitive advantage today will be a necessity tomorrow!