In no industry is the Chief Operating Officer role more rigorous than in operationally intensive manufacturing organisations. As the individual who is responsible for managing all of an organisation’s processes and executing strategies developed by the top management team, a COO’s top concerns are smooth processes. Ideally COO’s require a constant stream of seamless operations, informed by one seamless view of information from every discipline within the business. The best way to achieve this in manufacturing? Connected systems, connected devices and connected processes powered by IoT solutions.
As a COO in the tech environment: a dynamic, ever-changing and extremely fast-paced industry, I can empathise with Manufacturing’s COOs. IoT solutions make the world of difference in an industry as dynamic as tech but can have an even greater impact for manufacturers. In manufacturing, there are so many physical processes to manage, equipment to keep on top of, and digital information supporting and tracking the entire manufacturing life cycle.
For manufacturers, industrial IoT solutions merge the physical and digital, linking information with materials.
A single entity workflow means the elimination of data silos and the implementation of self-governing processes, intelligent corrective actions and automatic machinery part replenishment. Through IoT, the physical world almost becomes an information system with sensors and digital networks linking objects together. Reaping invaluable benefits to field service, these sensors work with advanced analytics to predict when parts will require maintenance, reducing instances of faulty equipment and raising productivity levels. These IoT solutions award you more time to spend on process management and strategies, and less time to worry about basic maintenance issues.
Having helped implement the operational systems for our leading manufacturing clients, I’ve witnessed the impact a digital transformation can have. For Manufacturing COO’s, it means less time wasted dealing with problem equipment and a slicker production lifecycle. The IoT cuts out the time spent collecting information by collecting it for you and providing you with what you need to know, when you need to know it.
Are your ageing business solutions holding your manufacturing organisation back? Microsoft’s IoT solutions could make the world of difference for your COO, your systems, your customers and your organisation as a whole. To learn more about emerging technologies transforming manufacturing, IoT solutions and all the capabilities of Microsoft’s revolutionary business solutions for your manufacturing organisation, click to register to attend our Cloud Manufacturing Workshops.