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Envision Reply offers strategic and operative support for the design and implementation of digital transformation roadmaps in the I40 ecosystem, with an holistic view on the whole Value Chain (from R&D to Market).Click and discover use cases for each of the six pillars of Industry 4.0.
The digitalization of production processes impacts the product lifecycle through the implementation of a PLM information system.
PLM Vision Development & Implementation
A fundamental step is to design the application, its development and connection to existing management systems.
Business Process Consulting
This includes MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) integration and connection to the digital system.
PLM Process Design
If necessary, a complete re-engineering of the processes takes place, including the creation of new digital procedures where needed.
The management of connected assets – including plants, products and utilities – is a core activity in the digital transformation process for manufacturing industries.
A “Digital Twin” replicates in a virtual ecosystem the tangible product and every step of its lifecycle, bringing huge added value in terms of simulations and virtual testing, as well as tracking and data gathering for future improvements.
Track & Trace
RFID and NFC technologies enable the digital tracking of products, WIPs and components both in the production funnel and in the extended logistic chain.
This is a key concern for capital intensive plants – regarding both production areas and logistic hubs – for those companies that wish to keep under control energy consumption as well as carbon emissions.
The holistic vision of a manufacturing company digital transformation cannot ignore the possibility to have an extended supply chain where products and information fluxes are completely transparent both upstream and downstream in the production value chain.
Digital Control Room
The “Control Tower” system employs a central unit that manages all data transfers and gathers real time information, consequently elaborating and monitoring supply chain performance KPIs.
Integrated Supply Chain
Allowing suppliers to be integrated in the planning process is another of the fundamental use cases of Digital Transformation, especially given the most recent tendencies of companies to shift from mass production to customized products.
To feed the Control Tower real time data, the whole plant and connected production functions need to allow for real time process and production monitoring.
The proliferating of IOT and AI applications brings high quality data and better predictions, generating many opportunities in the manufacturing industries.
Analytic and AI technologies allow companies to improve their maintenance efficiency, both for production plant and for products sold, creating opportunities for new services as well as increasing bargaining power and improving suppliers relationships.
Predictive algorithms can also work to keep quality under control for internal production systems, reducing the effort necessary in terms of physical control systems.
Tracking technologies – combined with Block Chain algorithms – allow for the complete visibility on the journey of raw materials from the very beginning of the supply chain, creating huge added value in the Food & Beverage industry.
People are the very heart of the digital transformation and the most important asset for companies. Therefore, enabling workers with digital technologies that allow them to be connected with the digital ecosystem is a fundamental step.
These systems allow workers to manage several activities virtually rather than physically – from production to quality control and maintenance duties, getting rid of paper checklists and data entry activities.
Health & Safety
Providing workers with connected protection systems allows the tracking of activities to prevent and reduce work-related accidents.
Companies can choose from the vast offer on the wearable technologies market (smart watches, HoloLens, etc) according with their needs and the digital maturity of the workforce.
For the majority of manufacturing businesses, after sales is the business unit which generates the most profits by assisting the client for all repair, replacement, support and maintenance activities.
Parts & Service Optimization
It makes sense, therefore, to start the digitalization of these activities to optimize clients support services and spare parts management, reducing stocks and, therefore, frozen capitals.
Service Life Cycle Management
PLM management enters the after sales world as well, through the recording of the product lifecycle in the Digital Twin history, which allows for insights and future improvements based on the data gathered during usage.
Connected Mobility Field Force
Providing service workforce with digital technologies allows them to be connected and receive real time information regarding replacement and repairing activities as well as opening and closing of tickets.
Envision Reply closely supported a multinational industrial client in the design and realization of an innovative fan system for domestic gas equipment.
The hardest part of changing is identifying in which direction to go. Envision Reply integrates strategic and operative approaches to provide more
effective solutions and comprehensive problem solving.
ENVISION REPLY HELPS YOU TO IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES AND IMPLEMENT THE BEST I40 SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR VALUE CHAIN PERFORMANCES
Envision Reply offering covers all the phases of a Digital Transformation, to effectively select and implement lean manufacturing solutions as well as digital enabling technologies which perfectly match the client’s context and specific needs.
Gather data and set the way.
Decide where to go and lead your organization there.
Change, improve and keep going.
1. MATURITY ASSESSMENT
Data gathering and process mapping represent the foundation upon which to build an effective digital transformation project. Our tools help you correctly map your business value chain and processes, so that you can have a correct picture of the current as-is maturity state.
2. OPPORTUNITIES IDENTIFICATION
We identify the digital enablers that match each of your business domains taking into account several different aspects of the production process – including people via change management – and evaluate their relative economic impacts, so that you can knowingly decide which technologies to introduce.
3. DIGITAL AGENDA DEFINITION
Envision Reply supports clients in the definition and integration of the digital agenda with the business plan on a time horizon of 3 to 5 years, helping you to set the goals and milestones to be reached along the way and better define the timeline of what your company can achieve.
4. DIGITAL ROADMAP DESIGN & COMMUNICATION
Our change management experts provide strategies and tools to effectively communicate and manage the digital transformation for each business unit, as well as the definition of ad-hoc governance structures.
5. DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IMPLEMENTATION
Envision Reply operates to ensure that you reach your goals in the most effective way during the technological deployment of the best-in-class solutions identified in the assessment phase – alongside with offering a strong change management support from the very beginning of the project.
6. SUSTAINMENT OF THE CHANGE
The digital transformation of a company involves introducing continuous improvement as well as perpetual sustainment, according with the 5S model, using internal and external assets in order to audit the performance level of the change and guarantee a stable and capable transformation.
Envision Reply is the Reply Group company specialised in Management Consulting for the transformation of business models, change management and digitalization of factories, products, services, processes, sales channels and skills – using a data-driven approach and exploiting the group competences and technologies.
Envision Reply, through to its team of experts in Data Management, Digital Transformation and Change Management - as well as the knowledge of the various suppliers of solutions for the Industrie 4.0 - is able to renew the entire value chain of companies and bring benefits in customer management.
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