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Focus on People to Maximise Plant Efficiency

Balancing people and technology to optimise plant operations.

In its relentless march toward end-to-end automation, technology has continually up-ended the boundaries between man and machine in industrial enterprises. With recent advances in artificial intelligence supported by endless computing resources in the cloud, we must now ask ourselves, “how much longer will we need people directly involved in manufacturing?”

The fact is, we will always have people involved in process manufacturing plants. So perhaps the better approach is to look for ways to create an environment where we are able to balance the best attributes of people and technology to assure optimisation of communication, safety and production. This article will explore new roles within an organisation and how technology, created to support critical human factors, will help people and machines collaborate to provide the breakthrough advances in productivity that society needs in the decades to come.

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Improving Resilience, Collaboration and Consistency in Food Processing

It has often been said that necessity is the mother of invention and the COVID-19 pandemic has served as the backdrop for numerous instances when this has been proven true.

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The Future of Manufacturing Technologies

Technology and the manufacturing industry have always worked hand in hand. Recently, however, rapid technological innovation and the Internet have fuelled the ongoing industrial revolution in 2020 where robotic automation is expected to expand its role and impact in various manufacturing settings.

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Six Benefits of Industrie 4.0 for Businesses

Industrie 4.0 changes the basis of competition in manufacturing. That might sound like an overstatement for a futuristic vision, but it's not. Industrie 4.0 came about not just as an approach to use new technologies, but to fundamentally change the equation for manufacturing. Industrie 4.0 will allow much greater agility and mix in a factory without sacrificing quality, cost, or speed. That will allow the company to innovate more rapidly and gain greater revenues.

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