Bits & Chips Opinion Article June 2020

2020-06-22T13:35:45+02:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Related Publications|Tags: , , , , |

Attempting to use business cases to justify industrial digital transformation (Industry 4.0) was always a time consuming work of fiction. During the corona crisis there is no time for fiction. The fact is that industrial digitalisation breeds its own success. Therefore, business cases should be the consequence of industrial digitalisation and not a justification for it.

Industry 4.0 is key to surviving the corona crisis

2020-06-22T13:33:11+02:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |

Attempting to use business cases to justify industrial digital transformation (Industry 4.0) was always a time consuming work of fiction. During the corona crisis there is no time for fiction. The fact is that industrial digitalisation breeds its own success. Therefore, business cases should be the consequence of industrial digitalisation and not a justification for it.

Industrial Digitalisation in the light of the Pandemic

2020-04-24T13:52:08+02:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |

The full economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are far from being understood, but it is already clear that there will be lasting if not permanent changes to global trade. Industrial Digitalisation will play a key role in helping manufacturing companies survive the coming turmoil.

Industrial Digitalisation: Act now, act fast

2020-06-22T13:17:51+02:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Latest Publications|Tags: , , , , , |

The strategic importance of digitalisation, Industry 4.0, amongst executive and senior management in many industrial companies is undervalued and poorly understood. The compound gains to be had from digitalisation will rapidly create a widening gap between the smart and the slow. There’s really only one way to address the challenge of digitalisation: act now, act fast.

Digitalization: act now, act fast

2020-04-17T10:56:45+02:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Related Publications|Tags: , , , , |

The strategic importance of digitalization, Industry 4.0, amongst executive and senior management in many industrial companies is undervalued and poorly understood. The compound gains to be had from digitalization will rapidly create a widening gap between the smart and the slow. There’s really only one way to address the challenge of digitalization: act now, act fast.

Evaluating digitalisation value creation opportunities

2020-01-15T13:53:40+01:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Cases|Tags: , , , , |

Digitalisation offers businesses an opportunity to move higher up the value chain, build customer intimacy and generate additional revenues from new business models. Lakana was recently engaged by an Eindhoven based mechatronics manufacturing company to provide advice and consultancy on the use of software to help them achieve these benefits.

Predictive Maintenance delivers signficant business value

2020-01-10T14:12:48+01:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Posts|Tags: , , , , |

Evidence that predictive maintenance delivers significant business value is presented in a recent report by PWC. In a survey of 268 European companies, of those that have implemented predictive maintenance (11%) a surprising 95% reported improvements in maintenance value drivers.

Why is software-driven innovation essential to becoming an Industry 4.0 winner?

2020-04-17T12:21:52+02:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: Latest Publications|Tags: , , , , |

Why is software-driven innovation essential to becoming an Industry 4.0 / Smart Industry winner? In this 5 minute pitch, Robert Howe describes the challenges that face companies wanting to succeed at industrial digitalisation and where to go to find out more.  Prefer text? The speaker notes of the presentation follow below the video. https://vimeo.com/302710149 [...]

What is software-driven innovation?

2020-01-08T10:55:26+01:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Latest Publications|Tags: , , , , , , |

For decades, innovation has been driven by hardware with software consigned to an enabling role. Today, the move towards large-scale digitalisation is reversing these roles, with software driving innovation and hardware becoming increasingly commoditised. A new generation of smart systems is set to emerge based on software-centric technologies such as the industrial internet of things, [...]