A digital transformation is remaking companies and their factories, bringing the intersection of manufacturing and technology even closer, enabling that transformation are systems of intelligence that help companies gain insight and take action from big data, optimize their operations and change the very nature of the business models around their industrial products.
Just few examples:
- At Rolls-Royce, advanced analytics and the cloud being used to help commercial jet engines improve aircraft efficiency, drive up aircraft availability and reduce engine maintenance costs.
- Japan Airlines is using Microsoft HoloLens to improve airplane maintenance training methods.
At Jabil, predictive analytics are being used on assembly floor equipment to discover errors and failures before they happen.
Siemens Healthcare built a healthcare cloud platform for doctors, radiologists and patients so they can collaborate on connected information, such as diagnostic data from imaging devices, and transform how health care is delivered.
Liebherr is using intelligence to predict a potential breakdown of commercial refrigerators and freezers, with service tickets generated automatically so the problem is fixed immediately, crucial for maintaining proper storage.