Connect humans, machines and systems with intelligent technology and gain absolute visibility with a centralized command center that connects the digital dots
The intelligent plant. McKinsey believes that it is the embodiment of a new digital era that allows for organizations and industries to improve their resilience, embed transparency, and ‘link technology, data, and advanced visualizations with operations to ensure that assets learn from each action taken, as well as from historical data and derived insights.’ It’s a powerful vision of the future, one where a connected network of devices, people, operations, processes, and systems, all communicate with one another to ensure that decision-makers and teams have absolute visibility within a centralized command center.
This visibility ensures that people are protected. That their movements are tracked and assessed as they work and that the assets they work with, and the environments they work in, are as safe as possible. Using the data derived from connected assets and individuals, teams can minimize risk significantly and reduce the number of people on-site at any given point in time. A command center that’s capable of collating the data and providing intelligent insights in real-time gives the organization the information it needs to manage its facilities even more coherently.
Painting a digital picture
The reality today is that organizations have to change how they manage operations and facilities so they are on a stable footing when it comes to meeting changing customer demands, economic challenges, and logistics complexities. This is why digital has become such an invaluable ally. Transformative technologies such as a centralized command center and automated systems and sensor-driven data collection are fundamentally changing how companies leverage the potential of their facilities and how they squeeze out every last drop of operational value.
These solutions help the organization to smooth over operational bumps and automate essential processes while enhancing the sustainability and performance capability of a facility. They leverage modern technology to put the business on the fast track towards streamlined operations within tight budgets while remaining aligned with strategic requirements. They also work hand-in-AI with the command center.
If the intelligent factory is the canvas and its parts – AI, automation, machine learning, digitization, data, and real-time intelligence – are the paints, then the command center is the artist. It is a picture painted across multiple systems and people in real-time, providing site visibility and transparency while enabling the autonomous industry. Here the brains of AI, connected worker platforms, the Internet of Things (IoT), and analytics come together.
Understanding the connections
Data is the lifeblood of the modern factory. As the average facility generates significant quantities of data, it is essential that this information is processed and analyzed to provide decision-makers with insights that improve staff allocations, repairs, and logistics, among other things. Using dashboards, historic data, real-time data, and machine intelligence, organizations can measurably improve service levels and accuracy, and users can identify negative deviation risks, implement corrective actions, effect preventative action, and optimize factory performance in near real-time.
The command center provides a visual centralized dashboard that is integral to the success of the modern factory.
- A single source of truth – leveraging data, insights, connectivity, intelligence, real-time communications, AI, machine learning, and so much more, the command center becomes the single source of truth for all employees across multiple levels, anywhere in the world. It epitomizes the true value of data and transformation by providing a connected and cohesive ecosystem, and it can be found within the GOARC Safety 4.0 product bouquet.
- Operations – the command center automatically notifies users of a shift change and ensures that Permit to Work, field staff activities, and daily planning are managed more effectively. With fully integrated data from all systems, the command center provides a clear operational picture of shift for improved risk analysis and allows for faster and more responsive reactions to shift turnover, situation awareness, and changing conditions. Integrated data-driven shift handovers with real-time connectivity, visibility, and communication are part and parcel of a fully integrated command center solution.
- Emergency and hazard preparedness – the command center allows for operations and teams to plan, train, communicate and implement emergency prevention and response. Using integrated systems, the organization can converge big data in real time and gain a dynamic view of emergency operations. This also allows for the organization to mitigate potential hazards using AI-based analytics and real-time insights in trends while also providing clarity in incident responsiveness.
GOARC’s Command Center is defined by real-time data collection, AI-driven predictive analytics, meaningful and actionable insights, robust control of work, critical event management, and so much more. It is also an evolving and intelligent platform that puts any facility in the perfect position to take advantage of the potential of the factory of the future.