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Industrial Digital Transformation

By : Shyam Varan Nath, Ann Dunkin, Mahesh Chowdhary, Nital Patel
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Industrial Digital Transformation

By: Shyam Varan Nath, Ann Dunkin, Mahesh Chowdhary, Nital Patel

Overview of this book

Digital transformation requires the ability to identify opportunities across industries and apply the right technologies and tools to achieve results. This book is divided into two parts with the first covering what digital transformation is and why it is important. The second part focuses on how digital transformation works. After an introduction to digital transformation, you will explore the transformation journey in logical steps and understand how to build business cases and create productivity benefit statements. Next, you’ll delve into advanced topics relating to overcoming various challenges. Later, the book will take you through case studies in both private and public sector organizations. You’ll explore private sector organizations such as industrial and hi-tech manufacturing in detail and get to grips with public sector organizations by learning how transformation can be achieved on a global scale and how the resident experience can be improved. In addition to this, you will understand the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning in digital transformation. Finally, you’ll discover how to create a playbook that can ensure success in digital transformation. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with industrial digital transformation and be able to apply your skills in the real world.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: The "Why" of Digital Transformation
Section 2: The "How" of Digital Transformation

Disrupting industrial manufacturing

Having focused on semiconductor manufacturing, we will now look into areas and case studies in industrial manufacturing. Here, disruptions refer to innovations and new paradigms being introduced to manufacturing. In the context of this book, this will refer to any manufacturing activity that deals with machining, or assembly of products.

Flexible manufacturing

Manufacturing plants can be characterized into broad categories, based on the volume they can produce and the variety of parts they manufacture. These can be categorized into the following:

  • Low mix/high volume: In this case, the plant is turning out a few part varieties at high volume. This would, for example, be the case for dedicated assembly lines.
  • High mix/low volume: In this case, the plant has relatively small production capacity but can manufacture a large variety of parts. Manufacturers that make custom parts in low volume are an example of this.
  • Low mix/low volume...