We are in the midst of an exciting, new global industrial revolution, sometimes referred to as industrial digitalization or the fourth industrial revolution. Digitalization is a journey and knowing where to start has proven to be most challenging for many dairies. Typically, the journey starts with an overall assessment of the company’s current digital status and a set of business targets before the digital roadmap can be developed. Moreover, when developing a digital roadmap it is crucial to fully define the business targets and to estimate the ROI of different digital technologies.
The digital deployment process usually starts with focus on low-hanging-fruits and gradually implements more complex and smart solutions along the digital journey. Smart and dairy-specific solutions that integrate systems horizontally and vertically are the backbone of digitalization in the dairy industry. These solutions can significantly improve value levers from quality, sustainability, safety to productivity and flexibility. In this webinar, ABB presented the process and outcome of a digital journey for a dairy operation.