How can digitalisation transform manufacturing?
The world is at an inflection point. Transformational and disruptive technologies are changing industries and customer expectations across the globe. The automotive industry in particular is being challenged by megatrends collectively known as CASE (or ACES): Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electrified.
The transition requires huge investments, so it is crucial for manufacturers to find effective savings where possible. The digitalisation of manufacturing processes is one of the key enablers of cost savings while improving the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Tata Steel is recognised by World Economics Forum as a global lighthouse for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Industry 4.0 is in full swing. Smart factories are enabling endless possibilities in various fields such as product design, quality management, process optimisation, maintenance and supply chain integration. Smarter services from Tata Steel can assist our customers in their journey to smarter manufacturing - and a more sustainable business.
Our expertise in materials, combined with the latest digital technologies, can unlock new possibilities. We are pioneers in using advanced analytics in steel manufacturing. The World Economic Forum has named Tata Steel as one of the global lighthouses for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We have developed our digital services by enriching our internal expertise in collaboration with leading research institutions, universities, trade associations, third parties - and our customers.
Unlocking possibilities for our automotive customers
Tata Steel is renowned for bespoke customer relations. Our business can only thrive by staying relevant and creating additional value for our customers. We closely monitor developments within the automotive industry and align our strategies to help our customers overcome their challenges.
Our digitalisation strategy has three main pillars, through which we can support our customers:
- Smarter Technologies
- Smarter Connections
- Smarter Services
Adding value through digital innovation
Our Digital Innovation Centre is continuously experimenting with the latest technologies such as digital twins, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual/mixed reality, blockchain and drones - to name a few. We are implementing feasible technologies at our manufacturing sites and are also developing value-adding digital services for our customers.
Changing the way we are connected
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we are all connected to the world. We're working together with external parties to develop and shape the future ways of sharing data within the whole value chain. Our vision of the future is a fully-integrated ecosystem which is nurtured by an information flow between all stakeholders. We are working closely with leading institutions to develop and standardise these systems.
Making steel smarter
Steel is becoming smarter. Making use of the material data, material models and smart algorithms, we are constantly working on developing new digital services for smart factories. Quality management, dynamic process control, and predictive maintenance are just some of the key areas where you could benefit from our expertise.
Are you working towards achieving a smarter automotive production?
We are constantly monitoring latest developments in Industry 4.0 and we are eager to engage in partnerships to co-develop smarter solutions for our customers. Interested? Then connect with our experts by filling in the form below.