Insight, foresight and the overview to do well

Published 02 September 2019

Digitalisation, IoT and Industry 4.0 are contemporary buzz words that flash at us everywhere we turn with a fuzzy promise of a brilliantly improved future performance. In this article we tell the story of a very tangible way in which operational data can be harnessed to improve the efficiency of cement plant operation. By CemWise, Denmark.

Figure 1: example of parameters in a traditional sheet for reporting. View high-quality image here.

Vast amounts of operational data are generated on cement plants and most plants can significantly optimise operation with the help of advanced data analytics. But efficiency is not achieved from data crunching alone. To gain a competitive edge from new levels of efficiency, close collaboration across departments is required as well.

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