Like other industries over the years, manufacturing has added many data sources, each relevant to one or more processes. But this siloed information makes it difficult to correlate data, inevitably preventing a unified view.
By connecting all factory parts, machines, systems, and applications, you can gain a full 360-degree view of the entire end-to-end process. Connecting, monitoring, and measuring manufacturing processes enables continuous delivery of value, not only to your company but to your customers as well, with better and more consistent product quality.
Ready for the factory of the future? Read about two ways you can get 360-degree views into your processes today.
Integrate Disparate Data
Disparate data prevents a full 360-degree view. And since it is difficult to gain a performance perspective of the entire factory floor, many manufacturers focus on a few machines. But many steps in the production process might not even involve machines. That’s why it’s essential to measure the manufacturing process as a whole.
A connected factory ecosystem that bridges sensors, devices, equipment, people, data, and processes—for real-time situational awareness—lets you monitor and proactively optimize operations. With TIBCO’s Connected Intelligence for Manufacturing, you gain a holistic, real-time view of all factory operations. You can discover business KPIs, drill into detailed analyses, and visualize priorities, problems, and potential solutions.
Improve What You Can Measure
One of the most critical features of the modern factory is interconnected systems and applications. But if you can’t measure something, especially in terms of its results, you can’t possibly make it better.
Hemlock Semiconductor is an excellent example of this. As a global producer of polycrystalline silicon for semiconductors, Hemlock needed to accelerate process optimization and eliminate costs to keep up with market demands. With TIBCO Connected Intelligence, Hemlock achieved centralized and governed self-service analytics along with revenue gains, cost savings, and more. The company implemented real-time factory floor maps to see and address machine and material movement problems quickly. Now the company can measure and improve to race ahead of the competition.
Discover Real-time Benefits
With comprehensive, 360-degree views of operations, manufacturers can gain business insights in real-time. This optimization allows you to rapidly identify and prioritize issues and resolve problems—for streamlined workflow and reduced downtime.With 360-degree views of operations, manufacturers can gain business insights in real-time. This optimization allows you to rapidly identify and prioritize issues and resolve problems—for streamlined workflow and reduced downtime. Click To Tweet
Other benefits include:
- Reduced waste, lowered costs, and optimized yield improvement
- Insight into efficiency improvements
- Early risk discovery
- More accurate digital twins
- Measurable manufacturing processes
To get started on your data journey and learn more about the factory of the future, check out this whitepaper on achieving 360-degree views.