Eleven years after Industry 4.0 became a global export hit, some disillusionment with the term is spreading in German industry. Not many companies know how to actually bring the theme to life. This makes solution partners like Sulzer even more important.
The ongoing crisis since Corona requires continued commitment from IT managers such as CIOs, CIOs, and product owners in departments. Because it is about catching up in the shortest possible time what many companies have neglected for a long time: driving forward digital transformation. After all, new challenges have also led to rethinking, including in many production and mechanical engineering companies. Crises and growing unrest cannot be circumvented by “business as usual”.
The problem of disrupted supply chains, for example after environmental disasters, has existed before in isolated cases. However, the current crises are particularly hurting the manufacturing and mechanical engineering industries, especially many medium-sized companies. As such, like millions of households, they are mostly stuck with rising energy costs while industry giants buy their gas supplies directly and have managed to take advantage of lower prices again since August 2022.
Process improvement is the magic word
But that’s not all, because the prices of other raw materials, primary products and materials have risen so high that many companies in the mechanical engineering sector can hardly handle them with new wage rounds. But the competition never sleeps. That is why it is becoming more and more important to achieve flexible production with shorter machine operation and maintenance intervals in order to reduce costs and be able to respond to changes in a short time. Manufacturing companies need innovative solutions to bring their often decades-old production systems into the digital age with new sensors and IoT connections. They must also evaluate the data obtained here with the help of AI so that they can exploit its full potential.
An experienced partner like Sulzer can also support you in optimizing operations and help you streamline, make your operations more efficient and automate through IT consolidation and digital transformation. With well-established practical knowledge and a large portfolio of partially improved and developed software solutions, the company has also been supporting the mechanical engineering sector for several years. With its headquarters in Munich and locations in German auto industry hotspots as well as international branches in Europe and India, Sulzer presents itself as a global partner with regional connections.
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With compressed air as a service, Kaeser Compressors was certainly not the first company to introduce this new business model, but it demonstrated the new possibilities it offers as a “service” to industrial companies. They benefit from modern solutions that improve data-driven production, logistics and development processes. For more accurate analysis, new technologies such as machine learning are also used, which are also becoming increasingly accessible to medium-sized companies.
Sulzer consultants advise B2B clients on how to redefine products, services or business models in the context of digitization and help them exploit optimization potential along the entire production process: from financing, through procurement, purchasing, manufacturing and new product development through to project planning, maintenance and sales. This shows how and what added value this offers A success story with Infor who specializes in cloud ERP.
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