Vol.3 / 3: Deep dive into Smart Factory in AWS – scale and roll out the solution for more than one factory

There are many digital technologies that enable organizations to increase efficiency in various areas. In this maze of new solutions, it is often difficult for decision-makers to find the right one. For manufacturing companies, the obvious choice seems to be Industrial IoT and striving for the idea of Industry 4.0 – Smart Factory (in AWS). The reason is simple; they contribute to answering manufacturers’ main pain points, such as:
• too many and too long downtimes,
• ineffective maintenance process,
• lack of expansion to the new markets and business models,
• unsatisfactory level of customer service.

In our second article, we focused on the MVP implementation of one business case. We are at the stage where we have confirmed that our organization is ready for the digital revolution. And we’re not just talking about machines and processes, but also about preparation of your employees for inevitable changes and taking full advantage of the AWS cloud capabilities. Now it is time to act on a bigger scale and rollout the solution in other factories, where cloud features are extremely helpful.

If you missed the opportunity to read articles 1 and 2 in this series, no worries. Here are the links:
Smart Factory in AWS no.1
Smart Factory in AWS no.2

Digital transformation and moving towards the idea of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) & Smart Factory (in AWS) are not easy. There are many obstacles waiting for the implementers. The most common are pilot purgatory and scale purgatory.

We mentioned pilot purgatory (how not to stuck in it) in article number 2 in the cycle. It occurs when, after the first business case is implemented, digital projects are put on hold and do not make it to production. This is often the result of manufacturers focusing only on business cases that solve challenges technologically, selectively and without examining the financial impact, and/or striving to “put two saddles on one horse” (implementing several projects simultaneously).

The scale purgatory, which we will focus on preventing in this article, is a more recent harmful phenomenon. In this case, on the path to digital transformation, manufacturers are struggling to duplicate initial successes (implementation of the first MVP) across multiple locations in an effective manner. This lack of scalability can slow down the pace of progress towards Industry 4.0 and even result in a loss of executive support.

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This is the last article in the Smart Factory in AWS series. If you are curious about how the story ends, you can grab the whole text easily.

So, if you are interested in:
• Ways to anticipate needs for further adoption and scaling of Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory in AWS;
• How not to end up in pilot or scale purgatory?
• Lesson learned from the first MVP implementation;
• How to plan a rollout for all factories and execute it?
• The essence of Adaptation and Managed Services;

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