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Digital twins

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Established for some time in industries such as automotive, logistics and even healthcare, digital twins are becoming more widespread. For the cement industry digital twins can also provide benefits as they enable accurate and faster prediction of changes in specific process conditions. By Matthias Mersmann, aixergee GmbH, Germany. Figure 1: digital twin of a turbine in a power plant Digital twins have become well known in many applications over recent years. The elegance of thi...

AI boost to core assets

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Artificial intelligence (AI) can boost the performance of cement companies’ heavy assets, such as cement mills and kilns, and increase the profit per hour. McKinsey highlights how these improvements can be made. By Robert Feldmann, Patrick Schulze and Thomas Czigler, McKinsey, Germany, and Eleftherios Charalambous, McKinsey, Greece. Figure 1: many heavy manufacturing sectors, including cement, are late adopters of artificial intelligence and are only starting to catch up In v...

The intelligent enterprise

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

In a commoditised business such as cement, companies are using lean, intelligent processes to enable efficient production and timely delivery. Optimising processes and operations presents an opportunity for producers to gain an edge. The intelligent enterprise provides a rapid and cost-effective route to optimisation. By Folkert Haag, SAP, Germany. In a commoditised business, the most cost-effective route to optimisation is to become a data-driven intelligent enterprise, with effic...

Raysut Cement begins operation of new digital solutions

23 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Oman’s Raysut Cement Co (RCC) has begun operation of its new SAP ERP suites after five months of implementation. The SAP S/4 HANA and SAP SuccessFactors suites will help boost efficiency at the company. "Digital transformation at RCC is an ongoing agenda and the deployment of the SAP modules is a beginning," said Joey Ghose, CEO. The new SAP S/4HANA will assist the company to increase efficiency levels in business processes, while SAP SuccessFactors is a human capital management tool. "B...

Industry 4.0: press ‘Start’

27 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The application of Industry 4.0 concepts and its suite of buzzwords such as ‘IoT’, ‘Digital Transformation’ and ‘Big Data’ presents challenges to a range of industries, including cement. What can cement producers expect and where do they start their journey into Industry 4.0? By Tom Dannemiller and Abhinandan Sheshadri, Sabia Inc, USA. Modern analytical and display tools enable users to quickly create and change reports As leading-edge companies in many industries expect to inve...