Industry 4.0: What’s Your Strategy For Harnessing Technology?
Running a manufacturing firm is difficult enough without having to keep up with modern technology. Do you need expert assistance migrating your firm into Industry 4.0?
Are you having trouble keeping up with IT?
Digital has quickly replaced mechanical. In the last decade, manufacturing firms have noticed the change, which is all a part of what’s being called the “4th industrial revolution”, or, Industry 4.0.
What Is Industry 4.0?
Industry 4.0 consolidates workplace technology, allowing them to communicate with one another, and ultimately, get smarter as they get access to more and more data.
Essentially, the goal is for your computers to make decisions without any sort of human involvement. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Factories become more productive, efficient, and less wasteful. Goods become higher-quality while taking less time and money to produce. Here are a few of the technologies to consider in your industry 4.0 strategy:
- Big data and analytics
- Autonomous robots
- The internet of things
- Augmented reality
Will You Stay Secure In Industry 4.0?
Don’t forget that the more technology is integrated into your firm’s operations, the more important cybersecurity becomes. According to The State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2019 report:
- 87% of respondents ranked cybersecurity as a priority
- More than 80% of respondents have a documented cybersecurity standard in place
- 69% of respondents believe they are going to be the target of a cyber-attack
Are you doing what’s necessary to protect your manufacturing firm’s data? Have you invested in cybersecurity for manufacturing firms?
As Kaspersky notes, one of the biggest threats to the manufacturing industry is ransomware. Case in point, just last year, ACSO, one of the world’s larger manufacturers, had its operations brought to a standstill by ransomware. While they worked to restore their systems, ACSO sent home around 1,000 employees on paid leave – can you afford that kind of damage control?
As more and more processes are digitized, data becomes the primary driver in many areas – and that’s why implementing the right technologies (and keeping them secure) is so important.
That said, it’s not always easy to do so. If you’re not an IT expert, how can you be expected to develop an accurate IT strategy?
Who’s Managing Your Manufacturing Firm’s Strategy?
With each step your manufacturing firm takes in becoming a more developed and profitable operation, you should be confident that your IT system can stay ahead of your growth.
One-off IT consultations can be expensive and produce inconsistent results; without the appropriate advice, your technology may fail to meet the needs of the next stage of your business. You need ongoing, consistent strategy management and development in order to make sure your IT is aligned with your business.
ARCIS Delivers Expert Guidance For Manufacturing Firms Navigating Industry 4.0
ARCIS has worked with many manufacturing firms and we understand the future of the industry, which means we’re able to:
- Help you sort through any available tax credits and/or grants to better afford digitization.
- Develop a strategy that addresses all challenges or inefficiencies throughout production.
- Implement the right databases and other programs to gain access to data analytics.
- Provide the comprehensive cybersecurity solutions necessary to safeguard endpoints.
To get started, all you have to do is get in touch with our team.