Foundry 4.0 to increase connection between supplier and client

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 17, 2017

To define Industry 4.0, in particular Foundry 4.0, it is really important to understand the new point of view, not just listing tools. Big Data, Open Data, IOT, Machine-to-Machine, Cloud Computing, Human-Machine Interaction and Add-on Additive Manufacturing are necessary: but are just devices or machines without a new business philosophy.

Foundry 4.0 Die casting


Foundry 4.0: digitalizzation and connections

The key point is related to the new value developed in terms of connections, about the ability to build a network system among humans, machines and new tools thanks to digitalizzation. By following this philosophy Foundry 4.0 it is a means to an end, not an end in itself representing a tool that allows to work in different ways. These different ways can help to create connections: the real added values of that process that are fundamental to improve business.

Data are the proof of that.

In fact, according to an Accenture Research called “Innovation-Driven Growth”, market leaders which invest in innovation and integration of digital technologies to offer differentiated customer experience show an increase in annual turnover between the 3% and 7%. Investment in innovation could determine a virtuous circle between companies, from supplier to customer, among common services useful for both sides. Sharing data in real time using the same software, back-end tool for businesses to facilitate the use of services by clients, common dashboard to manage the supply chain network can increase the collaboration: to increase performances and get an important saving in economics and timing terms.

This is the way to use tools and make connections.

Foundry 4.0 is a great opportunity for industry. Digitalization allows quicker decisions given by a deeper analysis of data and a better awareness of every production sector. It’s a new industrial revolution and it’s only the beginning of it.

In Bruschi making connections in all its supply chain and with its clients is one of the most important challenges for the company.

Bruschi CEO Paolo Rastelli said: “Bruschi for 10 years has had a deep digitalization software that handled the production and foundry. Now with our new software we are able to link other sectors of the company, to manage data and analyse production data: casting activities, secondary operations inside the productive plant and organize Bruschi supply chain suppliers. A conjunction of tool, which allows data integration: starting from machine data, secondary operations or integrated communications with suppliers parts. This can be considered a second approach to Industry 4.0, that extends company potential and its results already reached by the company in the past 10 years".


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