The future of industrial networks

Shaping the industrial towards a new era of digital transformation

The evolution of industrial businesses towards a more digital and cloud-oriented framework has been a direct consequence of several transformation opportunities generated by Industry 4.0 (I4.0) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Therefore, the network infrastructure and connectivity between industrial assets require Industrial organizations to work across several technological capabilities, aligned with an appropriate governance model.

Industry 4.0 and IIoT use cases

3 major use cases have been identified in successful implementation of OT networks, related to:

  • Process monitoring and strategic improvement, which allows for the identification of operational inefficiencies and drivers of lower performance;
  • Remote asset control, crucial in enabling workers flexibility and improving response times;
  • Predictive maintenance and analytics, through applying machine-learning technologies to process historical performance and failure data.

Assess current network maturity

The evolution and transformation into a network maturity optimal stage involves much more than an architecture transformation or the implementation of a standard solution.

There are several capabilities that need to be developed and improved, and therefore organizations need to analyze their status and define a clear strategy to achieve the optimal stage:

  • Technology capabilities;
  • People;
  • Processes.

None of the above capabilities or solutions should be addressed in isolation.

This insightful report provided by Deloitte’s expertise expands on the implementation strategies and key success factors, Industrial Organizations need to consider, in order to maximize technological benefits.

Read the full paper here.

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