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The topics of the FORCAM Innovation Day

What does digital transformation mean in practice? What are the strategic goals? What operational measures should be taken? What results can be expected? Answers were provided by the 16th FORCAM Innovation Day FID 2020 in March.

Under the motto “Intelligent Manufacturing” – intelligent manufacturing in the age of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – speakers from Accenture, BorgWarner, Reich, and Schaeffler Group revealed their approaches and recipes for digital transformation.

FORCAM welcomed well over 200 participants to the online event. Like probably the vast majority of participants, speakers were networked in their home offices all over Germany due to the Corona crisis (COVID-19).

1) Dr. Andrea Rösinger, Board-Member FORCAM

“IIoT – Enabling Innovation, Protecting Investment.”

In her presentation, Dr. Andrea Rösinger explains the IT architectural and technological approaches that companies can use to enable necessary innovation and protect investments made. “Software architecture is like city planning,” says Dr. Andrea Rösinger.

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2) Martin Schubert, Managing Director Digital Manufacturing, Accenture

“Transformational examples to the agile factory.”

Starting from the most significant “blood pressure issues” of digital transformation, Martin Schubert describes the four main pillars of the concept of an intelligent factory (smart factory) along with project examples. Above all, there is networking – of machines and products, applications, people, and company.

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3) Martin Strehl, Manager Management Systems BorgWarner

“Successful production control with data-supported key figures (OEE)”

For years, BorgWarner, the global automotive supplier, has relied on FORCAM’s platform technology at its Markdorf (Baden-Württemberg) site. Factory IT expert Martin Strehl explains practical steps and results of the digital journey at the Marktdorf site – from machine data acquisition (MDE, BDE) to SAP/ERP connection.

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3) Stefan Helm, Reich GmbH

“From zero to 280: the path to 280 networked machines at a medium-sized company”.

Reich GmbH, an automotive supplier with more than 100 years of tradition, relies on FORCAM technology at its central location in Mellrichstadt (Bavaria) and the connection of a branch plant in the USA. In his presentation, digitalization and maintenance expert Stefan Helm reports on the path of networking – from WAGO terminal to cloud.

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3) Fabian Noppenberger, Schaeffler Group

“Global rollout and operation of the FORCAM solution with 12,000 workstations”.

How to reconcile heterogeneous IT landscapes? Fabian Noppenberger, Lead IT Production MES of the international Schaeffler Group at the Nuremberg site, reveals milestones on a path since 2005 to uniformly connect heterogeneous IT landscapes and integrate many thousands of different workstations to date.

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