Evaluating the current situation
The metals industry is characterized by a considerable difference in the extent of automation and digitization. Before thinking about the perfect solution or even Industry 4.0 and the different possibilities of this technology, an assessment and diagnosis of the current situation based on the levels of systematization must be the starting point of every digitization project. Thus, the first phase of the integrated approach for designing future-oriented digital solutions includes the following items:
- Analyze the current situation (status quo) of the degree of automation and digitization
- Document the degree of automation and digitization
- Identify possible problems and weak points
The result of this evaluation and analysis enables an efficient way to identify potential for improvement. It is also the starting point for developing the overall picture of value-adding software.