At a work event held a Club Marítimo del Abra (Getxo) by Abantail and Planning Manufacturing that took place on April 25, companies in the Capital Goods sector have proved the tangible benefits through the real application of technologies of the 4.0 Industry in their specific business field. The improvements on their ability to present offers and their flexibility towards changes and productivity are some of the advantages that companies, such as Lointek, CAF Power Automation y Vicinay are already experiencing, after having completed their digitalization process. They have presented their success stories during an event organised by ISEA’sManaging Director, Mikel Orobengoa, an expert in the 4.0 Industry.
Under the title “How to produce goods and sell them at a lower cost?” 4.0 Industry applied to capital goods”, the event has brought together experts such as Sonia Ortubai, Abantail Manager; Planning Manufacturing’s CEO, Carlos Bayona; Planning Manufacturing’s Director of Projects, David Loidi; Unai Bujanda, from Abantail’s Business Development: Lointek’s Systems Director, Iñigo Zárate; Vicinay Cadena´s Supply Chain Manager, Unai Mandaluniz and CAF Power & Automation’s Presales Engineer, Iker Baró. In their conferences and later round table, they have addressed issues such as how to approach “The automation of the Engineering knowledge” and how it can benefit companies in various sectors. They have also explained how it is possible to ‘Design Customised Products in Series’” by using configurators, and how to benefit from knowledge retention (by systemising and saving the know-how developed by people in the company), the quick access to information from various places in the world, the increase in the capacity to create product derivates without increasing costs, and the standardisation of know-how and knowledge. In addition, these processes enable speeding the processes for creation of bids and decreasing efforts by the technical office to make them deal with to more valuable tasks for the business.
Furthermore, the presentation “Practical examples of digital technologies for improving planning and production control, provisioning and out-sourcing” has graphically proved how a global vision, and detailed information of a company and external systems allow for better decision-making processes. The matter of “How to assess the economic impact and feasibility of implementing these technologies in our company” has been addressed at the event, highlighting the importance of engaging all business areas.
In addition, CAF Power Automation and Vicinay have presented their success stories and the advantages they have got by implementing digitalisation projects in various areas of the company.
After their conferences, the round table moderated by journalist Carmen Larrakoetxea allowed more than 50 people to ask questions and share their doubts and experiences with the speakers.