Process digitization: All the keys

The digitization of processes has become a mandatory transition for most companies in any industry. The rise of technology in general has made possible, over the years, a huge range of options to improve the execution and control of processes.

In this article we are going to give you all the keys to know in depth everything related to this topic, as well as its main benefits.

Remember that in MESbook we have a productivity, quality and process control system that will allow you to carry out all this in your own business.


What exactly is process digitization?

When we talk about process digitalization, we are talking about optimizing, controlling and analyzing each of the tasks, personnel functions and management that take place in a company through new technologies.

In this way, a bridge is established between execution, machinery, raw materials and personnel, with a management system that allows tangible control of each and every one of the data of interest that occurs in the work activity.

The objective of digitizing processes in the industry is none other than to improve the performance of the company and open new lines of business by taking advantage of the versatility of the Internet, as well as the system designed for this mission. At this point you may be interested in our post about shift management and industry 4.0.

Benefits of digitizing processes in the industry

As we have said, digitization enables an enormous leap in quality in the day-to-day running of a company and, of course, also in the industrial sector. In this sense, we can highlight the following benefits:

  • Process automationAutomation: By linking machinery to a control system, many of a company's routine tasks can be performed in an automated manner.
  • Remote control: with the implementation of a system of this type we will be able to control from any headquarters or geographical point everything that happens in our production plant, without the need to be present.
  • Increased productivity: access to detailed information on what is happening at each point in the company makes it possible to correct critical points, improve and analyze the overall performance of all its components. Incident control is much more precise with digitization.
  • Better customer experience: digitization allows the customer to be part of the work chain, being a witness at all times of the status of their orders, as well as getting constant feedback from them.
  • Labor optimization: we will be able to know exactly how well our staff is performing, so we can analyze where bottlenecks are occurring and act accordingly.
  • Cost reductionThe digitization-oriented system allows us to know the financial status of the production chain. In this way, we will be aware of variations in raw materials, including energy, as well as gaps in the set standards.
  • Opening to new products, services or markets: the linking of each of the points of the business with the Internet provides the companies that apply it with sufficient basis to face new business niches or the exploitation of the existing ones through this channel.

How to implement it in a production plant?

The industrial sector and, more specifically, production plants, is the business area where process digitization is most important.

Investment in machinery has usually been considered the cornerstone that marks the future of the plant in terms of success. If we have better equipment, raw materials and personnel, growth is guaranteed.

However, nothing could be further from the truth, because there is no point in making such economic efforts if we cannot get the most out of them. In that respect, for decades this has been evaluated by an input-output system, but thanks to digitization we will be able to dig into the key points, what is going on inside.

To do so, we must take into account some steps to be able to implement such a system:

  • Invest in theright system: the heart of digitization is to have the rightMES system that allows a complete analysis of the plant. We invite you to take a look at MESbook's industrial systems and see how they perfectly fit your needs.
  • Set objectives: if we do not establish measurable, real and achievable objectives, it will be impossible for us to carry out an adequate follow-up.
  • Train personnel: in order for all this to work, it is essential that our staff has the right knowledge to ensure that the new way of working is successful.

Although a priori it may seem a complicated adaptation, the reality is that it is worth it because, as you have been able to see, the list of benefits is very large. In addition, competition in this area is very strong and it seems clear that only those industries that adapt to this trend will be able to maintain their position over time.

If you need more information about our factory management system, do not hesitate to ask us any questions you may have. MESbook will be happy to help you.

Marta Cejudo

Product Manager at MESbook

Marta Cejudo

Industrial organization engineer with 4 years of experience in real-time factory management as KAM.

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