Bringing order to chaos
“A simple example of this process could be a car company striving for zero defects,” says Alexander. “To achieve this goal, the overall quality of the cars needs to improve fast. One way to do this is by increasing the effectiveness of quality control. Implementing a state-of-the-art visual quality control system could be a good start. In a second step, the results of the visual quality control can then be linked to, for example, the machine parameters, the quality of the raw materials etc. Bit by bit, new technologies will start interacting with each other, making the supply chain self-driven.”
It all sounds simple on paper, but despite the clear advantages, many companies are hesitant to implement new technologies. The main reason? An overload of innovations comes with big promises. Alexander: “It’s our task as consultants to help our clients gain insight into what might work for them, and to demonstrate business value. In this way, we aim to lower the threshold for businesses to take the leap and realize their full potential. The technology is ready, so we might as well make the most of it.”
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