Digital insights. Physical innovation.
The left side of the graphic represents the physical world, and a typical “Run-Monitor-Control-Improve” execution cycle.
At this stage, we focus on the implementation, execution and improvement of the original idea. At a fundamental level this means dynamically monitoring, managing and optimising a wide array of performance factors, including customer, plant, process, asset, material, quality, cost and HS&E parameters.
In some cases, automated parameter controls are already in place to manage these aspects. But new smart sensor and Edge technologies, combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, can further improve and refine responsive control in areas like asset lifecycle management, overall equipment effectiveness and cost effectiveness.
Beyond monitoring and control, this stage of the loop must incorporate a dedication to continuous improvement, consisting of detailed performance analysis and pro-active problem identification and resolution. Common approaches to this involve concepts like Lean, 6-Sigma and TPM. But to produce the most value, these approaches should always be augmented and amplified by the analytical power of digital technologies.
This infinity loop is how we help our customers create brighter futures and deliver sustainable business value. If you’d like to know more about our digital twin technologies and how they can help your organisation, visit our website.