Reza Hamzeh

Consultant – Industry 4.0 solutions


Reza has a great passion for advanced manufacturing technologies and digitalization practices, with a deep understanding of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and big data analytics. He has been involved in R&D projects for the last four years in New Zealand, with a focus on process optimization and technology development in Kiwi companies. Reza works closely with leadership teams to design and execute digital transformation programs that help companies achieve their full potential. His main responsibility at LMAC is working with companies through the SIRI assessment process and helping them to develop Industry 4.0 solutions as a proof of concept for digital transformation.
– General manufacturing
– Metal fabrication
– Food and beverage
– Problem-solving
– Advanced manufacturing technologies
– IIoT
– Big data analytics
– Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)

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:


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


  • Planning & scheduling effectiveness
  • Production flexibility
  • Workforce flexibility


  • Time to market
  • Time to delivery


  • 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.