Adoption of Industry 4.0 technology has driven real results across a wide range of industries, for example:



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Category

Predictive maintenance: Analyze the data to predict, anticipate and schedule your maintenance needs instead of reacting to problems.

Fuel and energy optimization: Take a holistic look at your end-to-end processes, from fuel input to energy output to achieve the optimum productivity or energy usage.

Integrated asset management scheduling: Integrate various dynamic inputs into a single platform to optimize planning, reduce redundancy, and make work execution effective.

Procurement optimization: Automation and analytics lead to faster and better processes that save time, save money, and reveal new insights

Fleet, network, or field force management: Improve the productivity of your fleet, network or field force by through real-time management of relevant factors.

Employee or crew management: Boost your frontline productivity, safety, and morale through more streamlined and engaging processes.

Customer management: Use the power of big data to view your customers’ profiles and behavior in detail, and effectively communicate and respond to them.

Applications

Agriculture

Digital technology is fast transforming traditional ways of farming and agriculture. Beyond better farming practices, there are technological innovations on the horizon that could significantly change the farm of the future. As examples, cutting edge farms have adopted digital technologies to optimize water and nutrient management, scan for pathogens and fertilization levels using sensors, anticipate rainfall and heat through early weather warning systems, and so on. The result is increased productivity at lower risk, using the same raw resource inputs, to tangibly change your bottom line.

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Manufacturing

Innovations in digital technology along with the falling cost of their applications have enabled sweeping transformations of traditional manufacturing sectors. Manufacturers now have the opportunity to apply combinations of new manufacturing technologies such as 3D-printing with digital quality management, performance optimization and predictive management in order to produce and monitor production more efficiently. By effectively applying such technologies, plants have seen staggering reductions in defect quality while saving production and energy costs.

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Mining

In recent years, the global mining companies have come under major pressure. Fortunately, new digital technologies are now affordable enough and sufficiently scalable to be applied, creating the potential for new applications and breakthroughs that can enable mining producers to better optimize their material and equipment flow, monitor real time performance, increase mechanization through automation, schedule maintenance and anticipate mechanical failures among others. Research estimates that such digital innovations can create up to US$ 370 billion of value for the global mining industry by 2025.

Learn more at McKinsey website, or talk to our experienced professionals to see what your company needs to do to transform.

Construction

Advanced technologies are accelerating, refining and even transforming all elements of the construction process, from surveying to prototyping to measuring worker productivity. For example: big data and advanced analytics processes large datasets into useful information, while virtual, augmented reality and wearables can create an enhanced user experience. Meanwhile, 3D printing allows for rapid prototyping of on-site parts / piping manufacture; quick resolution of engineering issues; improved plant layouts, and novel construction methods. Sound interesting? These are just a few of the possibilities out there that ZebraX can make a possibility for you.

Power

The new wave of technology is transforming the way that energy companies do business. By incorporating big data analytics and digitizing end-to-end processes among others, power companies and utilities have been able to reap significant savings with real impact to the bottom line. From power generation to the networks themselves to the customer-facing side for utilities, not to mention support functions, estimates of real life digital and analytics impact on power companies’ EBITDA range from 10% to 40%. Sound interesting? Contact us to discuss and find out more.

Procurement

Digitization has enormous potential impact on procurement chains. There is potential to better anticipate procurement needs and quantities, increase transparency in sourcing and optimize efficiency.

Major automotive companies, for example, have embraced digital procurement practices in order to make the sourcing process faster and more efficient. Besides the potential immediate cost savings, procurement 4.0 can help the company to get the necessary components faster and thus shorten its development cycle, in turn resulting in faster time to market. Some manufacturers have even been able to achieve instant prototype review among its supply chain partners by leveraging IoT, connectivity and other advances.

Shipping

An estimated 10% of the global transportation Industry 4.0 opportunity lies in the shipping sector. Leading shipping companies are digitizing their supply chain and operations by leveraging various IoT, big data and other digital advances such as smart shipping containers that can be remotely controlled or monitored; real time inventory management; remote tracking of vessels; predictive maintenance for vessels; and fuel tracking.

Such efforts enable shipping companies to more effectively schedule their fleet management and logistics, optimize fuel and coordinate with ports and customers, saving hundreds of millions of dollars in the long run.