In the various briefs of industry 4.0, everyone agrees, data is at the very core of the industry 4.0 revolution. A strong IT system, robust and efficient networks and clouds are also mandatory, let’s not forget Augmented or Virtual Reality, IoT, remote steering, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data analysis, 3D printings, robots, smart sensors… and you have it all!
High technology is key, and it all starts with the reliability of data collection.
High tech being the key to open the door to industry 4.0 is not new and usually highly considered by companies when it comes to transforming into going digital.
However, we were wrong before, this doesn’t mean having it all, now the question is what are we missing? What usually companies tend to forget, is something even more important than technology: Humanity.
Human is at the heart of industry 4.0
Human it’s the pilot of the connected factory
Human is driving digital transformation
In Industry 4.0, collaborative intelligence is the main factor for a successful transformation. That means full and active involvement of all human resources in the revolution and not a shift dictated by the decision-makers.
All different human resources have value to bring for a perfect transformation: R&D and Operations, Information Systems, HR managers, Finance, Marketing, operators. All of these teams should be involved in design thinking workshops. Who knows better how to train people than HR? Who knows better how to drive systems than operators? Who knows better costs than purchasing? Who knows better trends than marketing? It is about teamwork, involve everyone, then everyone will be driven and onboard, and the business will run smoothly.
This is the best way to bring value and meaning into industry 4.0.
One final important question every business owner should ask themselves: Do we have the right people on our side to transform our business?
Trusting your internal teams is indeed very important to succeed into industry 4.0, and having reliable industrial partners is the success accelerator alongside with Co-improving, the basic idea of Co-Improving is very simple: Trust. To get better together and help your clients achieve their business goals faster, trust is mandatory, since you will need to exchange knowledge and sometimes even confidential information.
Developing simple work processes and smart solutions in partnership with your clients. To achieve this goal you need to bundle your clients’ experiences together with yours. If well-founded knowledge, practical experience, and strong resources come together, better solutions will be the result.
It is, therefore, crucial to be surrounded by partners you can trust, partners who have a great experience with a wide spectrum of industries, and a wide spectrum of ideas.
The best thing? With (at)d.s you will get a partner that has these qualities altogether, not only we can advise on improvement levers, but we also can supply you with the tools to do so start the transformation. What are you waiting? Get in touch with us!