Today, the world is changing faster than ever, and the speed of change is constantly increasing. The way we do business is strongly influenced by the omnipresence of digitalization.
The path to success of every organization should start with aligning with an updated strategy for the digital age. Moreover, organizations must be action-oriented, meaning they must strive to perform and achieve their business objectives. To achieve this, it is crucial to proactively address the factors that directly influence the success of organizations such as operational processes, human resources and technology.
For long-term survival in the market, new approaches to the industry are needed in the digital age. The entire organization must be actively involved and motivated in supporting strategic initiatives to change the way of working adapted to the digital age in which we find ourselves.
The key question we need to answer:
Is our organization able to survive and be competitive with the current business model?
If the answer is no, digital transformation is urgently needed to remain competitive. If the answer is yes, the organization should focus on the digital mindset.
A digital mindset is a concept that describes how we approach digitalization trends in the industry. First, a digital mindset is based on a vision and a clear picture of what should happen in the future. Organizations need to know where they want to go in the long run. They must set their own goals and encourage their workforce to participate proactively in continuous improvement, streamlining processes and working.
The path from the digital mindset to the digital organization is not that far.
Some key points are needed in order to achieve the digitization goals of an organization.
Alignment of management with the principles governing digitization is done through a coherent digitization strategy and appropriate processes. It is difficult to succeed as an organization without establishing an appropriate strategy.
Planning a strategy that outlines and shows an overview of the organization’s digitalization is crucial. Even the best strategists will turn to experts, when it comes to the digitization strategy, to turn the needs of the organization into digital solutions.
The planning of a good digitization strategy must contain a complex analysis of the operational processes, in order to identify the digitization potential of the organization.
Digitization without the right technology is difficult. Since the 1970s, information systems have helped managers determine the quantity and timing of raw material purchases. Over time, this system was no longer sufficient, as it did not cover all the data necessary for planning and monitoring production and thus the need arose to integrate all the elements regarding the manufacturing process, in a way that would facilitate the best decisions. to production managers to increase the efficiency of production lines.
This is how the concept of Smart Factory was born, a system that integrates all the elements involved in the manufacturing process: human resources, production equipment and raw materials. The goal is the Smart Factory, which is characterized by adaptability, resource efficiency and ergonomics, as well as the integration of customers and business partners in business processes. Its technological foundation consists of cybernetic systems and the Internet of Things (IoT).
KIM for Manufacturing is an integrated information system that can design the most accurate production program by using real-time data to create an intelligent link between raw material components and machinery and labor availability. The software automates the planning of manufacturing resources, regularly calculates the need for raw materials, and all calculations are based entirely on order forecasts.
Undoubtedly, KIM is an innovative and highly competitive tool that has completely changed the traditional method of inventory control and management. A fully automated software for manufacturing resource planning, which has framed an efficient production program and which can allow any company to intelligently manage its operating expenses by optimizing operational processes, time and human capital. The data collected through KIM allows companies to develop an effective strategy for the future and predict how their overall strategy may affect business profitability.