Centralizing sources and then connecting them with systems
On one hand, centralizing local data and uploading it to an SAP BI warehouse would open up a whole new world of operational insights by enabling analytics, metrics and other essential reporting functions across all plants and machines. On the other, connecting shop floor data with its SAP ERP system would allow BekaertDeslee to target and solve quality and supplier issues more efficiently.
“Once we ensure that these systems are implemented correctly and running smoothly, we’ll use our strong Azure base to add new functions, such as IoT sensing,” Rik continues. “Because Azure offers IoT platforms a great gateway, adding new data sources to it is a piece of cake.”
Two months after approaching delaware with this data centralization project, BekaertDeslee now has a working system that is still in the testing phase.
“We have collaborated with delaware for the last 12 years on SAP implementations and other IT projects. delaware consultants are experts in IT solutions for manufacturing with specific know-how in textiles, which makes their scope of services ideal for our business,” Rik concludes.
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