IP & Technology Transformation

Harvest What You Need from Industry 4.0

Technological breakthroughs like AI, VR, AR, and IOT are all over the news feeds and on the minds of business managers in many industries. Collectively these technologies and their impacts on society have been dubbed “Industry 4.0.” For many companies, these technologies are a part of their ideal future state. At the moment however, very few have managed to implement and utilize the technology in a meaningful way.

If you are at the 4th level of technology listed above, you will have the information you need to pull the latest technology based on your actual needs. Only when you have this level of understanding when it comes to your business and your processes should you take the leap to new technology. We specialize in getting organizations to this level so they can make the most cost effective and profitable choices when adopting new technology. Then we customize the technology to meet their exact needs.

Areas of Expertise

Digital Strategy Alignment

Simple Yet Sophisticated Design

Digital Dashboards and Data Integrations

Digital Flow Optimization

Technology Supports Mindset and Self-Management Process

  • Mindset
  • Self-Mgmt Process
  • Technology

Digital transformation will have a major impact on how your organization delivers value. It affects how employees interact with each other, their leadership, their work environment, and the end customer. This is why digital transformation needs to be lead by strong methods of communication. Truly reforming an organization requires more than technology. That is way we take a holistic approach, integrating Mindset, Management Process, and Technology (the MPT model) into all our development of technology and information systems.

 

There are four levels of technological integration within the MPT model. For some, a simple, yet sophisicated technical solution is best. As organizations progress on their journey, they may need more advanced solutions, and this will reveal how you can best take advantage of new breakthroughs.

Levels of Technology

The first level of technological development is focused on redefining the technical requirements for future applications to better accommodate current business needs and future strategic goals. This often involves visualizing information out of pre-existing computer systems that have been ineffective and costly. Once all information is assessed outside the old system, your leadership can set more effective strategic priorities and develop a consensus with the team on how to integrate technology.  The team will use manual devices such as whiteboards, to further test their technical prototypes for future applications of technology while enhancing their awareness towards collective real-time problem solving.

With a clear understanding of future technical requirements, the visual management prototypes in each department are now implemented as digital databases to automate the flow of information. Such databases will be able to sync their information with the day-to-day operations at all times while maintaining data integrity and minimizing the running cost to manually synchronize information. This digitization of each department establishes real-time proactive problem solving by providing the right key performance indicators to the right people at the right time. This will also eliminate the frequent huddles that take people away from actual work to identify problems and solutions. Automating management at both the process and flow levels will empower everyone to focus on their work at hand while technoogy allows automatic identifications of new challenges and opportunities

At this level, all departments are empowered to share information with each other in real time to enhance the organization’s overall effectiveness. With the synchronized databases implemented in Level 2, a variety of custom cross-department applications can be quickly designed through developing custom API (Application Program Interface) that connect the key performance indicators across multiple databases. Some of effective examples of such multi-department digital management dashboards include the Sales Demand vs. Production Capacity Dashboards, Cross-Departmental Problem Escalation Dashboards, Customer Technical Support and Future Sales Dashboards, and many more. This is the secret behind in maximizing your profitability while significantly reducing the cost of management through redefining the future technical requirements on your own.

Finally, business KPI’s for the entire enterprise, including suppliers and customers, need to be made accessible remotely by the top leadership team at all times. This can only be done with a comprehensive online business dashboard that automatically access information from each deparment for organization-wide projects and initiatives. We use cutting edge network configurations while maintaining realtime integrity of information through your entire organization. . The purpose of this level is to empower investors and business owners to quickly assess the business performance and orgnaizational culture.  This technological transformation will help you evaluate the right implmentation of Industry 4.0 to augument your internally developed technical architecture for stronger global competitiveness.

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“If we continue to ignore the importance of the people who use the technology, people will end up working for machines rather than their machines working for them. Even technology built around the right management processes will be useless if mindset is left out.”

  • – Jun Nakamuro

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