Every digital transformation initiative should put People as one of its objectives. In a SmartIndustry article, Emerson Automation Solutions VP, Digital, Brad Budde on the people propelling digital transformation, Brad describes the importance of using digitally-enabled changes to simplify the work processes that drive business performance.
When asked about the biggest opportunity for workers in this era of rapidly advancing digital technology, Brad explains that we:
…want to make workers better at their jobs. New digital technology isn’t only about the operation itself. Certainly, that’s an important aspect of digital transformation—and at Emerson we have a dedicated business group that helps customers get the most out of digital solutions to really improve their operations. But an equally important aspect of digital transformation is how people interact with digital tools…their personal experiences.
On employing advanced tools and digital approaches to asset maintenance, he notes that:
…there are two parallel initiatives changing the landscape of maintenance and reliability. The first is that you have analytics applications that leverage first principles and rules-based models as well as more advanced tools such as machine learning and artificial intelligence—all helping to identify the right work to do and the right time to do it.
The second initiative is one of the biggest opportunities for more immediate impact – improving maintenance workflows with digital information and tools. The tools can bridge the transition by providing curated, relevant information on both smart and non-smart devices to help teams execute work.
Read the article for Brad’s thoughts on how digitally-enabled tools change the way that maintenance planners and technicians identify, plan, and execute work to drive improvements in business performance.
Visit the Personalized Digital Experience section on Emerson.com for more on the digital tools that help drive more effective and efficient work processes and improved business performance. You can also connect and interact with other digital transformation experts in the IIoT & Digital Transformation group in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.