How does smart manufacturing impact operational efficiency and effectiveness?

The use of advanced analytics and AI helps optimize production processes. When factories are instrumented through the IoT, available data surges. In this digital factory, operators can use data insights to identify potential production losses and act to balance quality, cost and throughput. The result? Fewer disruptions, less waste and higher yield.


L'Oreal and IBM: An Industry 4.0 makeover

L'Oreal and IBM: An Industry 4.0 makeover

One billion consumers turn to L’Oreal for their beauty and cosmetics needs. For their own Industry 4.0 makeover, L’Oreal chose IBM and the IoT Platform to take the right actions at the right time

Improve overall equipment effectiveness

Prevent production delays and reduce equipment breakdowns. Gain visibility in your smart factory into factors that can impact overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Monitor equipment availability and performance to predict loss and recommend action.

Dramatically improve overall equipment effectiveness

Boost quality and yield performance

Predict plant performance variations with cloud-based machine learning that continuously builds on data generated by plant processes. Analyze sources of waste and inefficiencies while prescribing remedies that optimize quality and yield.

Enhance productivity

With insights from AI, you can make decisions that help reduce downtime, overtime and unplanned maintenance to drive factory 4.0 transformation.

Optimize energy usage

Use AI to analyze sources of scrap, waste and inefficiencies while prescribing remedies that optimize energy usage.

Optimize energy usage

Products behind this solution

IBM Maximo Production Optimization

Elevate plant performance with AI to predict production losses and identify actions to optimize throughput, cost and quality.

Client success

Honda R&D extracts new value from IoT data

See how Honda R&D uses Watson IoT™ tools in real-world operations to unlock the hidden insights buried in huge amounts of data. Learn how Honda’s understanding of driver behavior, vehicle sensors and other sources of data reduces costs, improves operations and adds new value in creating a more personalized driving experience.

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