Episode 3: Enabling smart manufacturing with real-time insights


The digital transformation of manufacturing operations has hit full speed, and the benefits are clear: improved operational efficiency, streamlined supply chain operations, and better employee safety, among others.
For many organizations, this transformation starts with the integration of IT systems – the hardware and software that process data – with OT, or the systems and processes that control industrial operations. True convergence requires this data integration and processing be done in real-time, across multiple sources and formats. And many new technologies are aiding this convergence, including artificial intelligence (AI), digital twins, Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing, and hybrid cloud, among others.
For many organizations, the transformation starts with data.
“Data plays a critical role in this digital transformation for manufacturing industries supported by the various technologies,” says Goldy Aloysious, Director, Data & AI Services at Kyndryl. “We can now bring some of this OT data in almost near real time into the IT systems, then conduct analysis to derive insights. And those insights are helping operational efficiencies, more resilient supply chains, connected workers, smart asset management, and achieving sustainability goals.”
But the transformation can’t happen without technology. Step one is automation, says Carlos Soní, Digital Transformation Global head at Vitro. “We need to automate our lines; we want to automate our warehouses. We're talking about robotic sales, ultimately, automatic vehicles that can really move things around the warehouses, or even the factories and smart warehouses.” From there, he says, the list grows to include IoT sensors, edge computing, cloud, and more.

Listen in to hear more about the key technologies, essential considerations, and best practices for enabling smart manufacturing with real-time insights.
To learn more about Kyndryl, visit Kyndryl.com

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