Self-service Continuous Improvement 4.0
Learn how Process Engineers can contribute daily to Operational Excellence
Six Sigma is one of the most well-known methods to continuously improve operational excellence. Even if you don’t use this statistical method, it’s DMAIC* cycle is a valuable approach for any continuous data driven improvement project. In the world of Big Data and Industry 4.0 new ways for data driven continuous improvement surface, allowing subject matter experts such as process engineers contribute continuously to operational excellence.
Chicken and the Egg
In strive for operational excellence, organizations find themselves often in a ‘chicken and the egg’ situation. The organization requires a continuous improvement mind-set with contribution by all employees to meet the goals. On the other hand, process and asset experts have a hard time contributing, especially when statistical expertise or data science skills are needed. With use of self-service industrial analytics this dilemma can be overcome, allowing each production site to do more continuous improvement projects, faster.
Learn about Two Sides of the Same Coin
One side is to empower the process engineer with self-service analytics to continuously improve the operational performance of the production site. The other side of the coin is that the Operational Excellence team needs to be empowered with more contributors to their program. In this mini-webinars series we will approach Self-service Continuous Improvement from these two sides of the coin:
Reasons to Watch
“The value that TrendMiner generates is the catalyst for Industry 4.0 in the process industry.”
“My greatest satisfaction comes from helping customers drive innovation and create value from it.”
Artur Beyer is a chemical engineer with a passion for helping companies to improve their profitability through analytics. Having specialized in process control and optimization, Beyer began studying data science with respect to predictive maintenance — but when he encountered TrendMiner, he moved directly into the world of self-service data analytics. In the last two years, Beyer has assisted leading manufacturers in implementing TrendMiner to improve their production processes. Today, his focus is on analyzing the specific challenges affecting the chemical industry and finding solutions to them. Beyer holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Dortmund.
The DMAIC cycle
At the heart of Six Sigma is the well-known Define Measure Analyze Improve Control (DMAIC) Cycle which is at centre stage in order to achieve organizational wide continuous improvements. Even if you do not follow the six-sigma method the DMAIC cycle is a valuable approach for any continuous data driven improvement project.