In 1999, a Procter & Gamble engineer coined the phrase “Internet of Things (IoT).” As the IoT has evolved over the past 20 plus years, the term now refers to having many devices that provide real-time reporting.
We Know Industry 4.0 and Its Impact on Manufacturing
In short, Industry 4.0 is changing and enhancing the way manufacturers develop and produce products. Utilizing machine intelligence and hyper connectivity, the factory floor looks very different than it did when the term IoT was coined. One key element of Industry 4.0 is the ability to digitally capture the data and intelligence gathered over years on the traditional manufacturing floor. From computer-aided design (CAD) to advanced simulation and machine to machine (M2M) communications, Hogan has worked with manufacturing companies to help them virtualize their access to data from end users so they can access the programs and applications they need.
Streamlining the Manufacturing Process
The key to success in manufacturing is being able to dissect each component of the myriad processes into flow charts designed to leverage data intelligence and improve efficiency. The benefits of AI in a manufacturing environment include increased ability for virtual quality control, less time to design a product, reduction of materials waste, and the ability to schedule maintenance before a system failure occurs.
But first we must know and understand the processes driving your manufacturing plant. The Hogan manufacturing team is skilled at harnessing your virtualized data, systems and processes to create solutions that decrease time to get your products to market. Our overarching goal is to help you lower production costs while increasing the speed of your manufacturing process.
Cloud Computing: How Manufacturers Should Access Their Data
For manufacturing firms, modernizing your IT infrastructure through cloud computing lies at the foundation of being competitive in the 2020s and beyond. At the foundation of cloud computing is the ability to use a network of internet-connected endpoint devices (laptops, tablets, smart phones) to securely store and manage the mission-critical data you need to run your operation.
At Hogan we know how to move your manufacturing business to the cloud. The benefits include a higher level of data security and seamless access to shared data to reduce production costs, increase quality control and bring products to market faster.
Our Managed Services Approach Works Well in Manufacturing Operations
In manufacturing you want to be focused on developing innovations, new markets and revenue enhancement opportunities. You don’t need the added pressure of having to manage all of the virtual end user programs required to keep your manufacturing plant operational. Let the managed services team at Hogan take the stress out of IT. We do a lot more than provide an extra set of hands – we deliver proactive monitoring of your virtual end-user computing systems, 24×7 technical support and the peace of mind of knowing your employees’ access to data is in good hands.
Contact Hogan today and let us ask the questions necessary for us to help you virtualize your end-user computing capabilities, implement state-of-the-art cyber security, manage endpoint devices, and drive measurable results. It’s what we do.