Digital devices and software already facilitate our everyday life all over the world and it is impossible to imagine life without them.
With the enormously progressive development of new technologies, the digital age has also dawned for companies. In order to be prepared for Industry 4.0 and remain competitive in the long term, many old structures in companies must therefore be renewed. Automated processes in particular are contributing to an increase in efficiency and productivity and, as a result, to higher sales. A digital transformation is the solution for this and affects all employees, from the management floor to the trainee, and thus the entire company, not just individual departments. This requires comprehensive preparation.
A new age requires new structures
First of all, current process flows should be analysed and searched for optimisation potential through the use of new technologies. This is the basis for a reorientation of existing strategies, which have to be adapted with regard to the digital transformation.
With all innovative changes, it should always be questioned how man and machine can complement each other in a meaningful way and what advantages this also brings for customers.
For these steps mentioned above, both internal and often external analyses are of great benefit, which show the individual need for action from a neutral point of view and provide support with expert opinions.
Clear and transparent communication about the planned restructuring helps to ensure that all employees can adapt to future changes.
For the implementation, a specific person qualified for the IT area should be selected as contact person and prepared for his or her function.
Similarly, training is needed for the other employees: on the one hand, so that they can understand and effortlessly operate newly deployed systems, and on the other hand, that they develop a digital mindset so that this change is seen by all employees as a necessity and an opportunity.
In addition to these measures, better networking, for example through a social intranet, can be extremely helpful in the exchange of information and skills.
Seizing opportunities through innovation
With the help of new possibilities in the digital age, especially through automation processes in combination with artificial intelligence, there are three main advantages that can be used to increase sales:
– faster production processes
– fewer errors
– better usability of machines
Your employees, customers and not least your company will benefit from these results.
Together with our partners, we have many solutions for process automation. We will help you start into the digital age. So take your chance!