Get started with AI-powered manufacturing: A guide

09/11/2019

Today existence has never been more demanding for the manufacturing of industrial products. Various factors and developments are impacting the manufacturing sector globally. In spite of contending with various factors including macroeconomic and political instability, the industries also have to respond to an ever-changing class of emerging disruptive technologies–predictive analytics, additive manufacturing, and the Industrial Internet of Things.

Henceforth, we should continually re-imagine how we operate in the digital age, from the development of a connected workforce to predictive maintenance. And they have to do all this amid in increasing global consumerism–where perceptions of the material style permeate every aspect of their value chains. It all adds up to an extreme creative dilemma.

The recent research by Kaptiche team reveals a perspective on how to look at AI-powered manufacturing solutions for intelligent character recognition, invoice processing, intelligent data capture, etc. and so on that enable manufacturers to integrate multi-source data and apply AI for better results. Here, I have some recommendations below on how to start your production journey with Artificial Intelligence. The best bet to start is to have a few irons in the fire. Many manufacturing companies were compensated by the possibility of their systems being fully overhauled. Henceforth, making them dive hurriedly into the Artificial Intelligence area without knowing the broader framework of it. Starting small is the key here. Start with the findings and get a foot in the door.

Even a small change can produce some excellent results and, more importantly, allow your organization to have a field day and learn. We have some tips to help if you're not sure where to start. While the starting point varies from business to business, you can find three main entry points:

  1. Asset Maintenance 
  2. Optimization of Asset
  3. Operations optimization

You may want to start with an asset maintenance solution from Kaptiche if you are completely new to AI-powered manufacturing. Kaptiche allows you on a single platform to understand and control your physical assets. It means that you can real-time check asset safety, allow predictive maintenance, and streamline global operations from invoice processing, procurement to contract management.

You may want to start thinking about predictive maintenance and asset quality enhancement if you already have an asset maintenance solution. Solutions under Kaptiche will help to ensure that your resources work well and that equipment problems are resolved before they trigger breaks.

The next step is to start looking at how to improve your processes and operations as a whole for those whose asset optimization is already underway. We can identify suitable next steps by looking at your data and infrastructure based on the unique set-up and challenges of your manufacturing unit.

We have solutions wherever you are on your AI journey to help you take the next step. Let's look at the portfolio of Kaptiche IoT. The portfolio of Kaptiche - Internet of things combining AI's strength gives manufacturers two large advantages. First, it is unique in its position to help the manufacturer to get the most out of their results. In the second, it makes models of commonsensical and machine-learning.

Let's first discuss the data. The reason we need AI-powered solutions is that just the data collation is not always enough. Data is sitting neglected across various available data points on the manufacturing floor without achieving much. This needs to be understood and incorporated. To decipher it, we need semantic modeling and key ontologies to embrace the information into a holistic image. This can be given through our Kaptiche IoT solutions.

Third, there's intelligence, and Kaptiche plays a key role again. The days of calibrating models are gone. Alternatively, to continually improve them, we use machine learning and artificial intelligence. They are evolving as a self-learning, drawing on new data and interactions to improve over time.

Why Kaptiche?

We have significant experience and expertise to offer Asset optimization and management. It ensures that we are in a good position to take advantage of the emergence of artificial intelligence and machine learning. As a result, businesses are increasingly asking us to help them make better real-time decisions at their plants, to prevent unplanned downtime through better predictive maintenance, and to optimize not only their resources, but also their system-wide operations.

Prepared to take the next step? Talk to us If you're not sure where to start, or if you want to talk to us about how to make your journey better, we'd love to hear from you. You can email an expert with specific questions or take a look at our Kaptiche Manufacturing solutions for more specific information.