Digital transformation, Industry 4.0, operational efficiency, production metrics, manufacturing dashboards and packaging manufacturing are topics that have been following PackIOT for a while now. Throughout all this time we have been trying to show you how technology can play a huge part in our lives and in our manufacturing businesses, specifically.
It felt right to do a compilation of the main materials we have created so far that can help you on this journey to become more digital and efficient within the packaging manufacturing world.
Below you will find list of the main free resources that PackIOT has created throughout the past months:
1_Free Guide: 15 Essential KPIs and Metrics For Packaging Manufacturers
Plant managers and executives often feel the information overload about the production of their factories. This is a challenge as it becomes more difficult to analyze everything and decide which metrics should be used in their businesses to create better reports and analysis.
These manufacturing metrics and KPIs will help you monitor, analyze and, consequently, optimize the production processes in your factory. This will obviously contribute to the improvement of the quality and quantity of produced goods.
Our free guide covers everything from production to business, going through operations. You will be able to decide which metrics are essential to analyze the state of your company’s efficiency and get valuable insights that will help you reach your goals.
What you will find in this guide:
- Business Metrics
- Operation KPIs
- People and Engagement
- Production Tracking
2_Video: Turn Spreadsheet Data Into A Manufacturing Dashboard
At this point, it should be clear already all the pitfalls of managing your entire factory using excel only. The truth is, the digital transformation process often starts small. The first step is to create a pilot project internally and then, once you feel more comfortable with the idea, hire an appropriate tool.
Keep in mind that excel has some limitations (human error/data reliability, data availability/information flow, dashboards and views/important data can be hidden). At some point this will be determinant as you might not be able to get the insights you really need to run your factory efficiently and reduce costs.
Our Chief Data Officer, Eduardo Weingartner, has shot a video on the subject. On it, you will see how to use your machine data to create a production analysis dashboard.
3_Free White Paper: Digital Transformation For The Packaging Industry
If you came this far we would be surprised if you didn’t hear about Industry 4.0 or Fourth Industrial Revolution during last few years. This movement refers to factories or industries that have adopted intelligent connectivity to handle information and support with decision-making based on the data collected in real time.
In simple words, Industry 4.0 has become a game-changer for modern industries and it’s already available for small and medium businesses. To help you navigate this world of technology and connectivity we have created a free white paper where you can read everything on the following topics:
- What is real and what is hype in Industry 4.0?
- How to start adopting Industry 4.0?
- How SMB can be part of the Industry 4.0?
- Industry 4.0 implementation challenges
- How Industry 4.0 translates to Packaging Manufacturing?
- What does the future hold for Industry 4.0 and Packaging?
4_Covid-19: Practical Guidelines For Factories
This year has been full of challenges which ask for an incredible capacity of adaptation and resilience. At PackIOT we have received feedback from customers, partners and industry professionals who experienced a hard time setting up their facilities to become safer for workers. For this reason we decided to publish this free guide, written in collaboration with packaging plant managers in Europe.
Some industries don’t stop during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of them are actually working in vital areas that help with the fight against the virus and prevention. Those include industries responsible for the production of packaging for sanitizers, medical equipments and personal protection items.
Our goal with this guide is to help you keep your operation running safely by taking care of the health and well-being of employees, their families, suppliers and partners.
We hope these tools have been helpful for you and your business! We keep building and improving so we can help companies like yours to reach their highest potential in the packaging manufacturing world.
Let’s talk and discuss further what can be done to keep improving our industry! We want to help you minimize waste, improve process quality, reduce production time and overall cost. Let’s do it together!
Meanwhile, stay tuned as new and exciting things are coming soon!