Digitisation is a means to an end, not just a trend. New technologies need to improve efficiency and/or flexibility. These potentials must be identified early.
The challenge is to maintain an overview of existing technologies as well as their providers in the fast-paced digitisation development. Choosing the right, relevant Industry 4.0 technologies requires thorough analysis to avoid unprofitable investments. Only both aspects together - i.e. the knowledge of providers and applications as well as an individual capability analysis - lead to the greatest added value through digitisation.
To achieve this, Metroplan uses a holistic approach coming from the process, not the technology:
- Capability analysis of added values by making use of digital technologies based on the status quo
- Selection of individually suitable Industry 4.0 technologies based on Metroplan's expertise
- Evaluation of the respective technology regarding individual added value
- Deriving concrete goals and applications to be realised
The capability analysis provides the customer the base for decision-making and planning of his digitisation activities. As a result, the added value is identified and goals and concrete Industry 4.0 applications are defined.