Apr 21, 2021

Achieve the golden batch in manufacturing with Hexagon

Janet Brice
2 min
Achieve the golden batch in manufacturing with Hexagon
How to increase efficiency and reliability in manufacturing with data-centric workflows from Hexagon’s PPM division - a key partner of CGI...

Achieve operational excellence with Hexagon’s PPM division which specialises in asset lifecycle and operations management - paving the way for a successful digital transformation.

For the past 50 years Hexagon has been helping more than 5,000 global customers to achieve the golden batch in manufacturing with data-centric workflows to empower front-line operators and enable enterprise scalability.

By using Hexagon’s j5 IndustriaForm Templates companies can bridge the old with the new by consolidating siloed paper and electronic forms into a single configurable enterprise scheme. This allows operators to view approved workflows and managers to track the process. 

Hexagon’s PPM division is a key partner for CGI as they work to connect human input into manufacturing procedures, enabling the customisation of manufacturing execution systems (MES). 

As CGI focuses on data harvesting to achieve smart manufacturing for their clients, Hexagon is helping to optimise their golden batch process by digitising their workflows allowing for a more controlled, consistent work process.

“Hexagon is one of our partners in the automation of manual processes,” said Coen Huesmann, Vice President of Consulting Services Manufacturing Center of Excellence at CGI Nederland, who pointed out how important this partnership is for CGI’s journey to Industry 4.0.

“For one of our manufacturing clients, we are jointly supporting the automation of the formulation of their products. With this solution our customer is able to bring new recipes to production in a standardised and automated way, making production and product change over safer and much more efficient,” he said.

Neil Singh, Industry Consultant, Hexagon PPM Division said: “Digitalising batch production and including the operator’s input gives companies the ability to truly understand the real consistency of their operations and make the best use of their human sensor-generated information.

“The goal is to increase efficiency and agility and ultimately enable sustainable production,” he said.

To find out more about how Hexagon is partnering with CGI you can read the latest issue of Technology and Manufacturing here.

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Jul 30, 2021

IoT market expected to grow due to increase in IoT use cases

IoT
Internet of Things
market growth
Catherine Gray
3 min
The Internet of Things (IoT) service market is expected to grow at a rate of 24% through 2025 according to a report by The Business Research Company

An increase in the internet of things use cases is expected to drive the IoT service market, according to the IoT Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID-10 Growth and Change to 2030.

IoT has found its use in many areas over the years. It can be used in manufacturing, farming, smart cities, transportation and in many other industries and fields.

Due to the fact it can be utilised in many industries, there is an increased need for IoT services and applications. IoT services that provide support by delivering services such as consulting, data management, network management and security services, are in much higher demand.

The impact of COVID-19 on the IoT services market

According to the report, the global IoT services market is expected to grow from $139.24 billion in 2020 to $162.39 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6%.

In the coming years, the IoT managed services market size is expected to reach $381.16 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 24%.

This growth lends itself to companies resuming operations and adapting to the new normal as we emerge and recover from the pandemic.

Previously, COVID-19 restrictions led to restrictive containment measures, remote working and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges.

IoT use cases driving growth

The IoT services market consists of the sales of IoT services and their related products. IoT services are delivered by the IoT services providers. These providers provide consulting, security and analytics services as per the requirements of the business.

Major players in the IoT services industry are Cisco Systems, Cognizant, Google, Infosys and Tieto Corporation, to name a few.

An increase in IoT use cases is expected to drive the IoT service market; this is where IoT can be used to automate processes and increase productivity. As it has found many uses cases over the years, this increases the demand for IoT services and this is expected to drive growth.

Enhancing deployment workloads with edge or cloud computing

Despite the expected growth, low enterprise adoption is expected to hinder the IoT services market. Although IoT has its use in many industries, due to factors such as low awareness, enterprise adoption is low, the report states.

Only 29% of enterprises have adopted IoT solutions according to the Omida data survey.

Edge or cloud computing however is enhancing the deployment workload on IoT devices, according to the report. This solution facilitates data processing and data storage in the cloud.

Microsoft released its Azure IoT Edge recently. This fully managed service is built on Azure IoT Hub. By moving certain workloads to the edge of the network, businesses that utilise Microsoft’s IoT platform spend less time communicating with the cloud, react more quickly to local changes and operate reliably in extended offline periods. 

The IoT Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth and Change to 2030 is one of a series of new reports from The Business Research Company that provides an IoT services market overview

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