Strategic roadmap "Smart Factory" for machine builders

In the project, a vision & mission for Industry 4.0 was developed for a medium-sized machine manufacturer, concrete application potentials were identified and a strategic roadmap for the development of a smart factory was created.
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Clear understanding of the success factors of a smart factory
Involving and informing all relevant stakeholders (incl. the board of directors) and naming the central responsibilities on the way to the smart factory.
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Identification of concrete potentials in the form of Smart Factory Use Cases
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Agile project approach in the context of interviews and various workshop formats using design thinking methods

Challenge

  • Lack of vision for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0 in the production of a medium-sized manufacturer of electric actuators
  • Stakeholder management in medium-sized companies requires strategic intuition
  • On the way to a smart factory, fundamental organisational decisions must be made and the course set

Solution

  • Developing a basic understanding of the Smart Factory and its building blocks with key stakeholders / core team
  • Assessment of the entire production process landscape divided into the areas of logistics, machining, assembly and test benches
  • Potential analysis in the dimensions of organisational structure, processes, roles, governance and system landscape
  • Creation of a common goal and definition of the roadmap for the implementation of a Smart Factory

Result

  • Presentation of the strategic vision in a Smart Factory target image
  • Defined roadmap for achieving the target image based on prioritised use cases

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