IIoT makes processes more efficient
We live in a digital world and are connected globally. So why not connect our machines as well? The experts at thyssenkrupp Materials Services thought the same and digitized their business from end to end.
For thyssenkrupp Materials Services, digitization is the biggest lever for making their business more efficient and their service better. After all, in materials trading, in particular, modern technologies such as IIoT or artificial intelligence are creating entirely new opportunities. That's important because globalization and globally connected production processes are making supply chains increasingly complex.
To meet the new challenges, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is digitizing its entire supply and value chain. The result will be more efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable supply chains.
Keeping an eye on the supply chain
Throughout the journey of a product, from the procurement of raw materials to the delivery of the finished goods, unforeseen problems can always occur. For example, a supply route could be eliminated, due to environmental influences. However, also internal processes within production can be bogged down resulting in a disrupted supply chain. The result: a disrupted supply chain. To prevent this, thyssenkrupp Materials Services relies on modern technologies - from IIoT to artificial intelligence. To this end, the company has integrated large parts of its equipment and processes within manufacturing into the IoT platform toii®. toii® collects machine data in real-time and makes malfunctions visible. In this way, failures can be responded to quickly.
Digital solutions for individual wishes
In combination with other digital solutions from the materials trader, IIoT technology thus creates the basis for fast and efficient service to its customers. At the same time, holistic digitization enables the company to respond to customers' individual wishes at short notice.
The AI solution pacemaker®, for example, enables a smooth flow of materials and lower resource consumption. Its algorithm ensures increased reliability of supply, lower stock volumes, and an increase in production output. Thus, the use of goods is made more efficient and material waste and empty runs are avoided. In this way, pacemaker® makes supply chains more sustainable, flexible, and customer-oriented.
Additionally, two other solutions focus on the benefits of customers by digitizing production processes. The first is "mpe connect", a platform from thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe, and the second is the B2B portal from thyssenkrupp Schulte. With mpe connect, customers can obtain up-to-date information on their order data around the clock and check the delivery status of their order. The B2B portal for steel, stainless steel and nonferrous metals from thyssenkrupp Schulte makes it possible to order around 17,000 products quickly and easily at the click of a mouse - around the clock and seven days a week.
From IIoT to artificial intelligence - the colleagues at thyssenkrupp Materials Services are already working completely digitized. Find out how toii® is enabling other companies to move into the digital age and which areas IIoT will particularly shape in the years to come in our stories.