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Industry veterans are looking at digital transformation to streamline operations, improve productivity, and bolster safety and compliance.
In a study published by PwC, businesses that implemented digitalization across their value chain, drove $421 billion in cost reductions and $493 billion in increased annual revenues in five years.
80% of all industrial projects lack a real-time connect between the field and the office.
Labor Productivity has increased by only 1% annually in the last two decades.
80% of employees waste an average of 30 minutes per day retrieving information.
Digitalization will empower 2.7 billion workers. Industry 4.0 will be driven by the:
Workers will have a clear understanding of protocols with digital documents and quick access to experts.
Maintenance times will be reduced with automated information flow between machines, teams, and workers.
Every worker will feel valued, appreciated, and protected with digital connectivity and transparency.
Each non-fatal occupational injury or illness results in 13 days away from work.
Workers spend 5-15% time reading information but up to 50% looking for it.
A company can save 12-18% with preventive maintenance over reactive maintenance.
Leaders will need to integrate safety into their digital roadmap to pursue:
All workers will be accounted for and any problems will be reported immediately via live data and digital logs.
All stakeholders will have easy access to safety and compliance documents through mobile devices online and offline.
Leaders and management will guide their workforce and actively participate in their training processes.
Large projects take 20% longer to finish than scheduled and are up to 80% over budget.
Critical path method scheduling is implemented on less than 20% of all turnarounds.
Over 70% of all turnarounds are failures and 40% can be classified as “train wrecks”.
Leaders will have a 360° view of the field and account for all known variables and prepare for unknown dependencies with:
KPIs will measure live event statuses and allow timely coordination between all stakeholders on and off the field.
Successful plans will implement extensive project controls and scope quantification to unleash project growth.
Stakeholders will be able to identify problems before they become issues and foster a proactive vs reactive culture.
Holistic planning will be key to successful implementation.
Digital initiatives will be integrated enterprise-wide.
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