By turning down the heat in the kiln a mere 1 percent, Holland Malt can save enough electricity to power a small village for a year. Data science and modeling are aiding the malthouse in reducing its ecological footprint.
In the past ‘few’ years, everybody has been building so-called dashboards. In factories, people keep track of production quantities, wasted materials, unscheduled downtime, utilization of key equipment and many more data items, over shorter or longer periods. But why?
The mechanical engineering industry continues to evolve rapidly. A digital transition is underway that affects both the construction and development of products as well as the associated processes. But where do Dutch machine builders stand at the moment? And what is the impact of the changes on the competitive environment in your sector?