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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

Transforming the manufacturing ecosystem

A factory or production facility is just one piece within an enterprise. In the preceding sections, we looked at various use cases of how digitization can help prevent unforeseen disruptions and help with agility. In this section, we look at how digital transformation can help with managing variability and disruptions into systems that feed production and take the product and deliver it to customers—that is, the supply chain.

Concerns in supply chain management

We first start with a look at the supply chain. This is shown in the following diagram. As we see here, there is one pathway wherein material is flowing into the enterprise:

Figure 5.20 – Overview of the supply chain

Figure 5.20 – Overview of the supply chain

The plant transforms it to a saleable product, and there is another path where this product is delivered to customers. Encompassing the entire process is the demand signal that drives all the planning activities within...