Digital Solutions – the path to digitization from production and logistics processes
The issue of digitization is currently a preoccupation for almost every company, but at the same time it poses the challenge of finding successful ways to implement digital technologies. As a strategic partner, we support and advise companies through six stages of the digital transformation.
Six stages to the ideal digital factory
- Analyze the current degree of digitization
- Develop sustainable targets
- Determine a framework for the digitization road map
- Specify subprojects
- Implement subprojects
- Commission systems to achieve targets
Recording the current level of digitization in the company
Digitization rarely begins as a completely new development. In most cases, it takes place in an established process and system landscape. In order to define an appropriate starting point, it is necessary to explore existing elements of digital technology, to analyze the current systems for discontinuity, and to check the availability of data. Customer teams are closely involved in these digitization activities, typically through workshop sessions.
Developing digitization targets
Before embarking on a journey of digitization, it is important to create a common understanding of the targets. This is done through motivational speeches and workshops in which Ingenics consultants facilitate the creation of digitization targets, offering insight into best practice and the latest trends. Digitization targets encompass areas of action as well as the desired level of digitization.
Determining a road map to create clarity
Based on the target scenario, the necessary steps to achieving this goal are identified. There is no need to limit the scope to IT. For instance, serial product numbers may be necessary before it is possible to introduce an IoT architecture. The objective here is to gain clarity with regard to the essential steps, interfaces, and dependencies so that deadlines can be planned for the digitization road map in addition to sequences for individual project steps.
Deciding on subprojects
Subprojects are decided at the start of the implementation stage. Key areas of content here are functionality, the availability of standard software to support the subproject, interfaces, and security requirements. Depending on the availability of resources, Ingenics offers flexible support that may range from project management and quality assurance to the creation of a design specification in collaboration with the client. Especially when it comes to selecting standard software, Ingenics offers standard, methodical approaches as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the industry and providers so that the best results can be obtained for each client. Ingenics is also able to coordinate the commissioning of IT implementation tasks or to involve suitable implementation partners in the project.
Developing and implementing subprojects
Implementation support is tailored to suit the needs of each client. This may range from project management and test supervision to module programming in collaboration with suitable software implementation partners.
Going live and ensuring stable operations
In order to ensure that newly introduced systems are accepted by employees, Ingenics offers assistance in the form of user training and can also provide support services. Additionally, Ingenics monitors troubleshooting and helps to stabilize operations.