Open the Doors to Your Manufacturing Future
Celebrating Progress and Possibility on Manufacturing Day
By Brad Surak, Chief Product and Strategy Officer at Hitachi Vantara
Every October, manufacturers across the U.S. open their doors to their communities for national Manufacturing Day, inviting students, educators, journalists, and the public into their facilities to show them what modern manufacturing looks like. And there’s plenty to see. Manufacturing 4.0 – with its cyber-physical systems, IoT edge capabilities, and big data driving real-time decisions – is disrupting manufacturing around the world. If you’re not already exploring how to support your digital transformation, now is the time to start planning how to open the doors to your future.
You already have the first crucial piece: data – the lifeblood of today’s manufacturers and the driving force behind transformation. You’re probably already using your data to improve operational efficiency, but success in the age of Manufacturing 4.0 means taking it one step further, using data insights to change your business models and prepare for a visionary future. To fully leverage your data, you must do more than just collect and analyze it – you must harness it to generate new revenue streams, improve customers’ experiences, enhance your market insights and lower the cost of doing business.
The key to success is data science – the expert integration of IT, algorithms and business knowledge that extracts actionable insights from data. Hitachi Vantara brings expertise not only in data science, but also in operational technology and IT, providing end-to-end support as you begin your transformation. With Hitachi Vantara, you gain instant advantages, including access to our data scientists and their domain knowledge for delivering data-driven outcomes.
Data science is at the core of Hitachi’s strategy. We’ve used it to transform our own factories as well as hundreds of customer companies, and we can do the same for you. For example:
- The research labs for Hitachi Metals, Ltd. uses research and development of advanced materials with the intention of making medium- to long-term social contributions.
- Hitachi helped a major auto manufacturer address diversified customer needs and increased demand, co-creating a high-efficiency production model that used the company’s data for immediate response and improvement in quality and productivity.
- When a large chemical manufacturer needed to reduce workloads on production lines while increasing productivity, Hitachi Vantara used state-of-the-art IoT and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to collect and analyze video data to quantify standard activities, creating a model to identify anomalies that might result in failures.
Where will your company be on next year’s Manufacturing Day? Will you be opening your doors to showcase your company’s transformation? Apply Hitachi’s data science expertise and Lumada platform, recognized as “Visionary” in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT platforms, and that transformation can become a reality. Hitachi will co-create with you to help you get the most from your data and put your company solidly on the road to a successful future in the age of Manufacturing 4.0.
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