How do you remain globally competitive in today’s manufacturing environment?

In the current business climate we are all having to do things smarter and faster to keep up with the pace of change. Manufacturing is no exception.

As part of the Government’s Industry 4.0 Demonstration Network, Callaghan Innovation is funding limited opportunities provided by the EMA and LMAC to assess your facility for Industry 4.0 readiness.

Using the internationally recognised Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) we will work with exemplar companies to prioritise the key areas of focus to advance with Industry 4.0. 

The result will be a high level road map for how to start on this journey so you get maximum return from investing in these technologies. We are therefore seeking expressions of interest from manufacturers who would like to apply to go through this process.

WHAT IS INDUSTRY 4.0?​

Industry 4.0 is the transformation of your traditional operations and processes using the latest smart technology.

These smart technologies help you to deliver improvements in safety, quality, productivity, delivery and asset management through connected systems that allow automated data flow and decision making.

What is being offered?

Callaghan Innovation is funding opportunities provided by the EMA and LMAC to assess facilities selected following the application process  for Industry 4.0 readiness.

Using the internationally recognised Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) we will work with you to prioritise the key areas of focus to advance with Industry 4.0.

The result will be a high level road map for how to move forward on this journey so you get maximum return from investing in these technologies.

Why is this being offered?

Many New Zealand manufacturers strive to be globally competitive and are not as productive as their international counterparts.

Industry 4.0 through the Demonstration Network, which also includes network site visits, a smart factory and mobile showcase, can help to improve this productivity, but only if focus is put in the right areas for your business.

This assessment is to help manufacturers in their investment decision-making in Industry 4.0 – to promote a successful early adoption, which contributes to greater awareness and adoption throughout the country.

What do I need to bring to the table?

We would ideally like you to have an example of existing technology that can be assessed and which we can help develop into a case study for sharing with New Zealand manufacturers.

This case study should demonstrate potential benefits of adopting technology, but will also cover key learnings from the process of identifying and implementing it.

How will the process work?

In total there will be five days of work carried out by LMAC relating specifically to your business.

Three of these days will be on site, of which at least eight hours is required with the senior leadership team.

Further questions?

To find out more please contact Frank Phillips :

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Exercise

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Webinars

Oasis | Shop floor Connectivity and the Paperless Factory
Industry 4.0 in action | Agile Supply Chain and Digital Strategy
Convex & Plazmax | Supplier Technology
Comvita | Smart Supply Chain
Griffins | Shopfloor Intelligence
Southern Spars | Progressing the Industry 4.0 Journey
Hansa | Enterprise Automation and the Power of Zero Admin
Longveld | Agile Design & Minimum Viable Product
Industry 4.0 in Action | How does industry 4.0 stack up in NZ?
D&H Steel | Enterprise Intelligence & Horizontal Integration

Case Studies

Bremworth
Griffin’s Food Company
Plazmax
Comvita
Oasis Engineering
30 Second’s
Southern Spas
Red Steel
D&H Steel Construction
Longveld
Convex
Hansa Products

Insights

Make New Zealand Great
Gloves and Goggles Vs Data and Dashboards
The matrix and the future of NZ manufacturing
Industry 4.0 — Show me the money

Reports

Industry 4.0 Report – Free Download

Complete the questions below to test your data maturity.

Over the next two years, which three of the 14 key performance indicators do you most want to improve on as a business?

Make a note of these before you carry on reading.

The key 14 performance indicator categories:

Productivity

  • Asset & equipment efficiency
  • Inventory efficiency
  • Materials efficiency
  • Utilities efficiency
  • Workforce efficiency

Flexibility

  • Planning & scheduling effectiveness
  • Production flexibility
  • Workforce flexibility

Speed

  • Time to market
  • Time to delivery

Quality

  • Product quality
  • Process quality
  • Safety
  • Security

Now ask yourself – what is your current performance against these three KPIs? Can you tell me how you performed in the last hour, yesterday or last week?

If you can’t answer this question for all three because you aren’t measuring the data, then the next step is clear. Figure out what data you need to enable you to measure it, and decide how you are going to collect that data.

If you can answer it historically; last week or last month – ask yourself, is this retrospective view sufficient for me to really make improvements?

If you can answer it for all three up to the minute, then it is quite possible that shopfloor intelligence isn’t a number one priority for you. Look out for parts 2 and 3 of this blog series for some more insights into how you can make the data work for you.