Lean man­age­ment through smart prod­ucts

25. September 2018

Smart prod­ucts allow process­es to be opti­mized and stream­lined. The result: a much more pro­duc­tive use of raw mate­ri­als, ener­gy and plant, to name just a few exam­ples.

The data pro­vid­ed by smart prod­ucts allows a com­plete­ly new type of lean man­age­ment, as they open up count­less opti­miza­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties along the entire val­ue chain. Inte­grat­ed sen­sors detect, for exam­ple, the need for main­te­nance or repair and thus pre­vent a pos­si­ble pro­duc­tion stop­page or loss of pro­duc­tion. They opti­mize or reduce ener­gy con­sump­tion and accel­er­ate a smooth pro­duc­tion process. New data analy­ses, which can also be anonymized with Cryp­to tech­nol­o­gy and thus car­ried out and ana­lyzed across all oper­a­tions, lead to increas­es in effi­cien­cy that were pre­vi­ous­ly not pos­si­ble.