Digitization has become increasingly relevant in the midst of COVID-19, and many manufacturers are seeing tremendous improvements to their process efficiency as a result of implementation. But failure to plan properly, choosing what to automate and when, and putting the right people in place can quickly erase any expected benefits of automation.
While it’s true that implementing automation and IIoT technologies can deliver significant cost reductions and performance enhancements, it can also be a huge waste of time, money and resources if it’s not done with a thoughtful approach and smart strategy.
Ken Koenemann, VP of Supply Chain and Technology at TBM Consulting and Dploy Solutions provides six tips to help manufacturers get the most out of their automation programs in Automation.com magazine.
VICE PRESIDENT, SUPPLY CHAIN & TECHNOLOGY
Ken is a 25+ year veteran of manufacturing, operational excellence and supply chain optimization. He believes that it is critical for organizations to address the challenges of strategic planning and use of big data in manufacturing. At TBM, Ken is actively leading the effort to our suite of services to include emerging technologies that improve productivity and convert complex data into information for improved decision making.