Gain the competitive edge with digitalization – Future-proof with the IoT ep. 4

We’re all aware of the mounting challenges within manufacturing. With constant changes related to innovation and customer demands, companies must keep up if they want to remain relevant and competitive. Thankfully, there’s a solution that not only meets these challenges head-on, but provides unlimited opportunities that help manufacturers gain a competitive edge. 

The answer is the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s helping industrial manufacturers leverage digitalization and overcome manufacturing disruptions so that they’re able to bounce back stronger. Digitalization and connectivity are the keys to success as the industry progresses toward the future, and the time to take advantage of this revolutionary technology is now. 

In this episode of Future-proof with the IoT, Jörg Ludwig once again welcomes our colleagues from the electric motor factory at Siemens Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany, Heiko Dickas, team leader of the digitalization team, and Sebastian Oeder, the head of the production unit main motors. Colm Gavin, Portfolio Development Manager, and Matthias Lutz, Head of PreSales and Solution Design, also join in the conversation.

You’ll hear from these industry and digitalization insiders why there’s no better time than the present to start connecting systems by implementing IoT. You’ll learn how to choose the solution that best fits your company, real-world results achieved by using the digital twin, and the impressive benefits of digitalization throughout the manufacturing process. The efficiency, connectivity and information gathered from data sources all provide exponential benefits that begin to help companies meet the challenges faced within the industrial machinery industry today.

Some Questions Asked:

  • What solutions and benefits IoT can offer to face the challenges of the manufacturing trends? (1:30)
  • Between building your own IoT solution and adopting a ready-made one, how do companies decide between the two? (6:49)
  • What improvements has IoT brought to Siemens Bad Neustadt? (12:06)

What You Will Learn:

  • Why companies shouldn’t wait to implement IoT solutions (3:15)
  • The benefits of connectivity (4:50)
  • One common mistake companies make in managing cloud-based solutions (8:01)
  • Impressive results from using the digital twin (13:20)
  • How MindSphere®, the industrial IoT as a service solution from Siemens, is being used to optimize processes (16:29)
Jörg Ludwig - Host

Jörg Ludwig – Host

Since 2018, Jörg has been in the sales enablement team for MindSphere and since October 2020 also for Mendix, globally responsible for the creation of learning paths, enablement sessions, and value selling trainings and workshops.

Prior to Siemens, Jörg ran his own business as a Value Selling trainer and coach for more than 7 years. He gained Sales experience and expertise from over 16 years in global Software Sales organizations.

Heiko Dickas - Guest

Heiko Dickas – Guest

Heiko has been the Team Leader of the digitalization team since the beginning of 2017 in the Bad Neustadt motor factory. His scope is being an enabler for the production unit in terms of digitalization. Heiko has been with Siemens for more than 30 years in different functions.

Colm Gavin - Guest

Colm Gavin – Guest

With over 20 years of experience in the Siemens Digital Factory, Colm works on business development for digitalization topics as they pertain to Siemens SW and Factory Automation, specifically virtual commissioning, Industrial IoT, Industrial Edge and AI topics.

Matthias Lutz - Guest

Matthias Lutz – Guest

Matthias joined Siemens 14 years ago, starting in supply chain and procurement department. In 2015, he moved to the industrial customer service organization, focusing on Industrial IoT and digital services.

Sebastian Oeder - Guest

Sebastian Oeder – Guest

Sebastian is Head of the production unit main motors in the Bad Neustadt motor factory. He has a background as a production manager at Siemens Energy and as a consultant at Siemens Corporate Technology.

Digital Transformation Podcast

Digital Transformation Podcast

The Digital Transformation: Solutions for Industrial Machinery Podcast by Siemens Digital Industries explores the advantages of smart manufacturing, a digitalized product development strategy and the solutions it offers for the Industrial Machinery industry.

Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow. Xcelerator, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software, helps companies of all sizes create and leverage a comprehensive digital twin that provides organizations with new insights, opportunities and levels of automation to drive innovation.

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