Every manufacturer wants to improve their production processes. More and more of them in recent months and years have become convinced that digitalizing operations and making use of industrial internet of things (IIoT) data will be the latest trend to yield results. In fact, IDC reports that IIoT spending in discrete manufacturing will exceed $150 billion by 2022.
The problem is, nearly three-quarters of those manufacturers are going about it wrong.
A new white paper from Dassault Systèmes, “Digital Manufacturing and the IIoT” examines how manufacturers can achieve success with a single platform—and avoid the dreaded pilot-project purgatory.
Where It Goes Wrong
The point of IIoT is to derive actionable insights from a multitude of collected sensor data. But that statement hides a problem: IIoT technologies and systems are independent platforms that collect information from their own sensors and report on it. Without a unified platform gathering data from your various IIoT technologies, all you’re doing is digitalizing your traditional processes—complete with silos and communication problems. You need more.
Unfortunately, according to a recent McKinsey report, only 30% of survey respondents transitioned diverse IIoT deployments into unified, large-scale rollouts. That means most of the rest were stuck in pilot-stage purgatory.
How You Can Get It Right
The missing link in the chain between IIoT data and manufacturing success is the unified platform. The industry has come to recognize the value of unified platforms at the product design level, which allow concepts to be shared, tracked, and discussed with all stakeholders via one unified interface. The next step is understanding the value of a unified IIoT platform that allows manufacturers to access, monitor, and control production processes and offers a consistent way to handle the data challenges you deal with across supply chains.
Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform was created to aggregate and coordinate data streams from the multitude of applications manufacturers rely on. It keeps the focus on the customer’s experience by ensuring availability of manufacturing insights based on accurate information. And because it unifies all data from every stage of the product lifecycle, 3DEXPERIENCE helps you improve internal processes while simultaneously allowing you to deliver better products to market.
For more details on how to ensure your IIoT efforts translate to success in your organization, read “Digital Manufacturing and the IIoT” or contact Adaptive to find out more about how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can help.