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Make Legacy Machines SMART!

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    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - Managing Director

  • Posted

    05 Feb 2020

It’s a myth that adoption of industry-4 means getting rid of legacy machines. Almost every manufacturer has legacy machines, and Industry-4 systems have to integrate with these. So it is very important for business leaders to demand this from solution providers and include legacy machines in smart manufactu

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IIoT helps Lean Six Sigma to achieve a new level of effectiveness

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    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    11 Dec 2019

IIoT helps Lean Six Sigma to achieve a new level of effectiveness. The Lean Six Sigma method uses data-oriented techniques to eliminate defects and improve quality in process-driven environments. It combines Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma to eliminate waste in the form of defects, overproduction, waiting, non-utilized talent, transportation, i

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A positive story in the big, bad world of Air Pollution!

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    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    18 Oct 2019

All over the world environmental activist are confronting Governments! That made me think about air pollution in India. The problem is huge and we read about deaths, ill-effects on health and many other grim stories. But I want to tell you a positive story which has been developing without much media attention for last few years. It is about Read More...


Synergies Between TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) and Industry4

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - Managing Director, Ascent Intellimation

  • Posted

    03 Oct 2019

Do you see synergies between TPM and #Industry4? Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) approach aims to optimize factory maintenance to reach a state of perfect production efficiency. No short stoppages, no defects, no unplanned downtime, and n

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Benefits of #Industry40

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    Dr. Arvind Tilak CEO, Ascent Intellimation Pvt. Ltd

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    30 Sep 2019

The benefits of #Industry40 for the manufacturing industry are pretty clear, and the concept does not need any convincing today. But what does it really mean for the leadership team? Do the l

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How to prepare for Smart Manufacturing?

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    Dr. Arvind Tilak CEO, Ascent Intellimation Pvt. Ltd

  • Posted

    30 Sep 2019

How can companies prepare themselves for #SmartManufacturing?” Here is a quick checklist I would offer to the stakeholder

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Hybrid Edge-Cloud Strategy

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    06 Sep 2019

Hybrid Edge-Cloud Strategy Cloud has become de-facto destination for data processing and storage in IIoT systems and thus a key enabler for Industry 4.0. However, manufacturers often worry about the loss of connectivity. In such situations, we recommend a hybrid cloud-edge strategy. With this, data processing for time-critical operations happens

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Decoding Jargons - 3

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    28 Aug 2019

 

Next in the series – today I will talk about “Predictive Maintenance” 

Predictive Maintenance is one of the most popular use case of IIoT / Industry 4.0 and probably also one of the most misunderstood. As the word ‘predictive’ suggests IIoT system will ‘predict’ a possible

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Smart Manufacturing project costs

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    04 Jul 2019

 

One of the most common questions about #Industry4.0 aka #SmartManufacturing is

Q: How much does it cost to implement Industry 4.0?

A: Well, there is no clear answer. But I try to provide some pointers. Various cost heads to be considered 

1. Connectivity – new hardware

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Decoding The Jargons - 2

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    18 Jun 2019

Digital twins represent the virtual replicas of the physical assets and processes. These are equipped with IoT sensors and constantly receive real-time data from the physical objects. With their use in monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics, digital twins can be extremely powerful to drive innovation and performance in manufacturing. Here are s

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Decoding The Jargons - 1

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    04 Jun 2019

In a series of next few posts, I plan to talk about some of the key terms which you might encounter in your discussions about #Industry40 aka #SmartManufacturing. Today’s term is “Cyber Physical System”

A Cyber Physical System (CPS) is a combination of physical and virt

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Lean Industry 4.0.

  • By

    Dr. Arvind Tilak - CEO Ascent Intellimation Pvt. Ltd.

  • Posted

    20 May 2019

In the ’50s, Toyota, a Japanese car manufacturer implemented “lean manufacturing” approach. The idea behind this approach was to reduce activities and waste that do not add value to the process. Through such elimination, the company was able to reduce complexity and cut costs. Fast-forward today, and there is a lot of talk abou

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9 Technological Pillars Of Industry 4.0 

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    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    08 May 2019

 

Boston Consulting Group has identified 9 technological pillars of Industry40

https://www.bcg.com/en-in/capabilities/operations/embracing-industry-4.0-rediscovering-growth.aspx.

These include: Big Data and Analytics, Autonomous Robots, Simulation, Horizontal and Vertical System Integratio

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The human side of ‘Industry 4.0’

  • By

    Dr. Arvind Tilak CEO, Ascent Intellimation Pvt. Ltd

  • Posted

    03 May 2019

I recently came across this wonderful article by Arun Maira who is a well-known author and a former member of the Planning Commission. In this article, Mr. Arun highlights the importance of the “human” side of Industry 4.0. He captures it beautifully by saying that “Industry 4.0 is ‘pulled in’ by people, not ‘

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Smart Manufacturing

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    26 Mar 2019

I would not say that there is no awareness about #SmartManufacturing in India. Manufacturers here are very much aware of the concept and understand its benefits. In fact, they are also serious about making investments in smart factories.

The real challenge starts when operationalizing the organization-wide changes. Here is a brilliant

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Smart Manufacturing - Industry 4.0

  • By

    Dr. Arvind Tilak CEO, Ascent Intellimation Pvt. Ltd

  • Posted

    20 Mar 2019

Moving to Smart Manufacturing? Here are a few ways you can prepare your workforce for Industry 4.0 * Remember that you need to retain your experienced workers who understand your factory, have the practical knowledge of the working, and know the company culture - keep them happy and engaged by making the modifications that would be comfortable f

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Decoding Jargons - 4

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    14 Feb 2019

 

Today I will talk about “OEE” or Overall Equipment Effectiveness

As we all understand, OEE is a powerful metric which takes into account various components of the manufacturing process such as Availability, Performance, and Quality, and provides a snapshot of the produ

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IoT help us in improving OEE

  • By

    Dr. Arvind Tilak CEO, Ascent Intellimation Pvt. Ltd

  • Posted

    12 Feb 2019

I get questions which translate into “How can IIoT help us in improving OEE?” Interestingly this is the first deliverable that should be targeted in an implementation and fits into overall strategy. OEE is the most useful benchmark that charts assets performance and productivity. here is how IIoT works – * Availability: With co

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Implement Industry 4.0

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    24 Jan 2019

During my interactions with manufacturing leaders regarding the adoption of #Industry40, I come across some questions quite often. Over a series of next few posts, I plan to answer some of those

Q:  My Head Office has asked me to implement Industry 4.0 in my factory. Where should I start?

A: Well, a dec

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Six Strategies to Succeed with Industrial IoT

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    17 Jan 2019

 

I had written this as a blog. But realized that people prefer to read short status updates rather than detail blogs. If anyone wants to read complete blog, here it is https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/six-strategies-succeed-

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Reactions to Industry 4.0 system from shop floor people

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    17 Dec 2018

What is in it for me?!!

We have been doing this for ages!!!

I don’t trust this new age technology!!!

I don’t have time for all this!!!

Have you experienced these or similar reactions? How have you handled the situation and on-boarded people? Is on-boarding shop floor people responsibility of In

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Cost to implement Industry 4.0 ?

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    20 Nov 2018

One of the most common questions about #Industry40 aka #SmartManufacturing is

Q: How much does it cost to implement Industry 4.0?

A: Well, there is no clear answer. But I try to provide some pointers. Various cost heads to be considered 

1. Connectivity – new hardware, sensors, PLC upg

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Basic technologies which companies need to invest in for their Industry 4.0

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - MD

  • Posted

    26 Sep 2018

What are some basic technologies which companies need to invest in for their #Industry40 / #IIoT initiatives? Well, here is a short list

* Automation (aka sensors, PLCs): Essential for real time data capture from assets

* Networking: Another essential component of IIoT. Whether wired or wireless, your shop

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