Learn how real-time plant floor data can help chemical manufacturers solve critical production challenges.
Innovate by Leveraging Actionable Data
As a chemical manufacturer, you understand that your industry is highly regulated and requires strict adherence to quality control and safety standards.
In this highly competitive environment, you need to optimize your production processes, reduce downtime, minimize waste, and enhance efficiency in order to remain profitable.
This is where real-time data and a solution such as a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) come in.
Read how Bayer Healthcare improved Productivity and Efficiency by Leveraging Real-Time Data
Unlock Your Hidden Factory
Unlock your wealth of untapped data. Chemical manufacturers are heavy on machinery and equipment; Evaporators, Mixing tanks and vats, heat exchangers, dryers, humidity and temperature control machinery that are all producing an abundance of data on a daily basis.
However, many companies simply don’t have the solutions in place to get access to their own data. Once you do, you unlock your hidden factory, full of information and actionable analysis to guide you in making data-driven decisions to get the most out of your plant.
Track and Maintain Regulatory Compliance
Reduce Batch Re-blend
Track & Improve Batch Quality
Track and Stay on Top of Hazard Analysis
Increase On-Time Delivery
solve real business challenges
Which production challenges are relevant to your plant?
An MES or similar solution can improve quality control by monitoring production processes in real-time and collecting critical data for analysis.
It can enhance safety compliance by ensuring that processes are executed according to established safety protocols.
By providing real-time visibility into production processes, an MES system can also help minimize downtime, reduce waste, and optimize efficiency.
Ultimately, investing in an MES system can help chemical manufacturers remain competitive in a highly regulated industry while maximizing productivity and profitability.
Ectobox is a trusted partner with a track record of providing value and great results for manufacturers on their Industry 4.0 journey. We frequently collaborate with Ectobox on projects because they understand data-driven manufacturing and architectural best practices.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How would this fit into what we currently have?
Our solutions can fit greenfield and brownfield situations. What we mean by that is that we can connect to new machines that are just installed on a new network, or with nearly any device or machine that is on a network no matter how new or old the equipment is.
Can a project be done incrementally?
Yes, that’s our preferred method of working on projects. Digital transformation is our strategy, not a single project. Therefore, we prefer to solve challenges one project at a time. We use the Vanilla Scrum project methodology to execute projects. This includes good project planning and requirements definition coming from the waterfall methodology. It also includes an iterative development process with sprint meetings and reviews from the agile development process.
What kind of ROI can we expect from investing in an MES system?
We never work on a project that isn’t going to have ROI. We always evaluate projects for the business problem to solve, the value of that business problem, and ensure that executing the project makes sense. One example is a simple project we did for a chemical company that reaped a 10x ROI in 1 year, which is not unusual for these types of projects.
How do Ectobox projects work?
We follow a logical and best-practice process of Plan, Pilot, Scale. The idea is that one should always:
Plan ahead before taking the first step making sure it’s done right,
- Run a pilot project to confirm the value of the data, confirm the solution works, and
- Scale up the solution from there using the plans and learnings to date.
There is a lot more work and thought that goes into the process. If you want to know more feel free to reach out to have a short conversation.
How does pricing work?
Typical initial projects fall between 30-70k. The pricing depends on a number of factors including whether we’re using off-the-shelf solutions (often less expensive) or building custom solutions, whether we can connect to a software, PLC, or controller; and the type of business challenge(s) we’re trying to solve. Ultimately we find that many of the solutions we create have a full ROI within 3-6 months.
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