The sector is facing an urgent need for digitisation to boost performance. This involves setting up automated and connected manufacturing systems backed by proven digital solutions such as IoT, AI, BIM, PLM, scheduling, S&OP, forms, voice assistance, tele-expertise, simulation, AR/VR, robotics, and connected objects.
Choosing the right digital solutions to align with the specific characteristics of a company is critical to meet the demands for economic and operational efficiency:
- More efficiency: Maximise the efficiency of operating resources by optimising the use of equipment, staff workload and quality.
- More added value: Enable employees to focus on high value-added work by automating repetitive tasks.
- More reliability: Improve working conditions and safety on the ground. Improve equipment security, reliability and utilisation rates while containing the associated maintenance costs, man-hours, spare parts costs, etc.
- More lateral communication: Through information sharing, the organisation becomes more cross-functional and less vertical, and employees are more autonomous and more responsible.