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To succeed in the future you need to seize the opportunities provided by digitalisation right now. Digitalisation promises lower costs, improved production quality, flexibility and efficiency. It brings a shorter response time to customer requests and market demands. Productivity and energy efficiency can increase thanks to an integrated power supply. Solutions for the digital enterprise are already here - regardless of the sector or company size.
Process and Manufacturing industry
With the unveiling of the ‘Made Smarter’ industrial digitalisation review, which outlined the ways industrial digitalisation could, over the next 10 years, boost UK manufacturing by £455bn and increase sector growth by 3%, the opportunities for discrete and process manufacturers through digitalisation are defining the ability to compete and thrive in the digital era. With improved time to market, flexibility, productivity and cost efficiencies - the future is bright, especially when it isn’t overshadowed by limitations to brownfield sites, lack of skills, know-how and capital to invest.
The promises of digitalisation
Digitalisation is everywhere. Mobile phones are crammed full of networked applications, automobiles are turning into computers you can drive, refrigerators notify your mobile phone when their inventory is low, and we couldn’t imagine being without online shopping. But digitalisation affects more than just end customers – it affects industry, too.
The digitalisation of the manufacturing industry is a topic of global interest. New products must be brought to market in ever-shorter timeframes and customers demand much more personalised products. Rapidly changing markets require increased flexibility and an efficient use of resources and energy. All without compromising quality – in fact, sometimes you are required to increase it!
Digital enterprise can have a shorter response time to customer requests and market demands, which opens up new and innovative business areas. Discover how digitalisation can give an advantage over the competition.
Energy for Industry
The hunger for energy is still high in industrial countries and continues to grow in emerging countries, driven by society as well as by industrial companies. Energy becomes an increasingly important factor in global competition – and an opportunity for higher efficiency, safety, and availability, thanks to digitalisation.
Siemens already offers a portfolio of solutions that comprises the four core elements of the Digital Enterprise, to help its customers leverage the potentials of Industrie 4.0. This will allow companies in the manufacturing and process industries to become completely and comprehensively digitalized across the entire value chain. With these scalable solutions, companies of all sizes can now invest in Industrie 4.0.
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Siemens’ solutions for the digital enterprise and for mastering the transformation of the energy systems are already available. They provide the industry to fully benefit from the future of manufacturing.
Digitalisation and process expertise in a dynamic market
Intelligent, integrated process automation thanks to integrated, efficient drive systems
Increased speed, excellent plant availability and reduced energy consumption
Shorter time to market without sacrificing quality
Efficient and intelligently-networked integrated software solutions along the complete product development and production process
More efficient, faster and more reliable processes thanks to state-of-the-art planning, development, and manufacturing methods
Automated production process for personalised tumor medicine
Flexible production scheduling by SIMATIC IT Preactor AS
Paperless documentation with SIMATIC IT eBR
Production of low volumes with increased productivity thanks to smart software
Digitalisation of the manufacturing for machine builder Optima Consumer GmbH
High degree of automation and yet extreme flexibility in production
Close integration of all engineering processes
Digitally controlled oil refinery sets new standards for quality and safety
Uniform standards based on object-oriented database ensure close integration of all processes