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Factory of The Future: Managing an Effective Business with SmartHub

Factory of The Future: Managing an Effective Business | SmartHub

Believe it or not, information technology now plays a major role everywhere. Today, major industries from healthcare, manufacturing, industrial cleaning and lithium mining are becoming dependent in large part on information technology.

This approach of combining industry and the latest developments in technology – specifically information technology – is called Industry 4.0.  

What is Industry 4.0?

What exactly is Industry 4.0? Many people are treating it as if it is a new concept, utilizing newly developed technology and teaching new “tricks”. In a way, this is true.

To be more specific, Industry 4.0 encompasses IIoT and smart manufacturing. It combines physical production and operations with smart digital technology, machine learning, and big data to create a more holistic and better-connected ecosystem for companies that focus on manufacturing and supply chain management.

Industry 4.0 is all about doing things differently — introducing automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing.

Creating a Smart Factory

The goal is the "smart factory" with cyber-physical systems capable of autonomously exchanging information, triggering actions, and controlling each other independently.

This facilitates fundamental improvements to the industrial processes involved in manufacturing, engineering, material usage, asset performance and management, and supply chain and lifecycle management.

Why Smart Factory is the Solution

Today’s Industry 4.0-outfitted factories are empowered to drive productivity and keeps costs down while ensuring quality and consistency across manufacturing processes globally. This creates a valuable ROI for the initial investment to digitally upgrade. 

What Is SmartHub?

The boundaries between production and management must disappear, and SmartHub along with other systems must form an integrated unit if businesses are to realize the growth opportunities presented by this new age of intelligent manufacturing.

  1. SmartHub OEE
  2. SmartHub Shift
  3. SmartHub Rounds
  4. SmartHub Permits​
  5. SmartHub Batch
  6. SmartHub LIMS
  7. SmartHub PI​
  8. SmartHub Easy PI
  9. SmartHub + Microsoft Teams
  10. SmartHub Nominations
  11. SmartHub Rails
  12. SmartHub Dispatch

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1- SmartHub OEE

With SmartHub OEE you can connect to all your data, analyze data in real-time, and visualize the data anywhere in the world.

SmartHub OEE enables real-time production information for all levels in the organization.

2- SmartHub Shift

SmartHub Shift manages business operations better by integrating all the critical functions like logs, handover, checklist, downtime, safety, compliance, and communications

3- SmartHub Rounds

With SmartHub Rounds, you can manage data entry for all field operations.

Use a mobile, online, and offline-capable app to manage and automate data entries for all field operations.

4- SmartHub Permits​

Digitize the entire permitting process, from area-specific permit setup to issuing to permit closeout or reissue.

SmartHub Permits allows operators to communicate and configure permit updates, electronically, from just about anywhere using a mobile phone or tablet.

5- SmartHub Batch

Have a more efficient and controlled platform for your batch data while tracking your plant’s performance with SmartHub Batch.

Replace handwritten forms to digital spreadsheets to enable real-time analysis for engineering, operations, and quality teams; and create analytical solutions for management workflows.

6- SmartHub LIMS

With SmartHub LIMS, you can easily manage your lab data, resources, and workflows for real-time quality control; drive automation by connecting your sample data entries, instrumentation, and systems.

7- SmartHub PI​

With SmartHub PI​, you can analyze, visualize and share large amounts of high-fidelity, time-series data from multiple sources to people and systems across all operations.

8- SmartHub Easy PI

Say goodbye to legacy solutions, spreadsheets or custom VBA scripts. These solutions are currently time-consuming and limiting, which slows down operations.

Easily enter your PI manual data with SmartHub Easy PI!

9- SmartHub + Microsoft Teams

SmartHub works inside of Teams independently to give you the most comprehensive, simple, and efficient utilization of MS Teams, connecting SmartHub’s power to Teams’ communication.

Teams can serve as an epicenter for your business’ documents and forms, allowing access to what you need when you need it.

10- SmartHub Nominations

SmartHub Nominations streamlines gas requests and approvals in real-time between customers and gas suppliers.

Customers are able to submit gas requests easily into one centralized data source, reducing spreadsheets and workflows.

11- SmartHub Rails

With SmartHub Rails, managers can now track and manage individual railcars, along with the product type and weight that these carry for custom deliveries.

All the information you need to manage your railcars is in one place, making it simple to keep your entire organization synchronized.

12- SmartHub Dispatch

With SmartHub Dispatch, users can create a predictive delivery schedule for their customers using real-time data.

Using criteria entered for each of your customers, Dispatch uses consumption data and inventory levels to calculate the ideal time to plan deliveries.

Bridge the Gap Between Business Workflow and Operational Technologies

SmartHub is a standardized management system tool that establishes a single centralized data structure for your business.

This solution establishes streamlined and efficient workflows that enables business visibility from the C-suite down to the shop floor.

One-stop shop for all applications in the manufacturing industry

SmartHub acts as a one-stop-shop for all applications in the manufacturing industry. This solution is designed as a single data structure to help business workflows, normal day-to-day structured processes, and add additional context to operational data.

Deploy SmartHub Around The Globe

CEO and President, Steve Bogan, explains how SmartHub is multi-regional in nature:

At Skylabs we recognize that globalization plays a big role in Industry 4.0 - We ensure that our solutions can be deployed in multiple regions across the globe.

SmartHub can deploy in any region associated with Microsoft software (i.e. Power BI), to comply with local privacy regulations - not limited to run in the US

Transform Your Factory with SmartHub

SmartHub provides a range of innovative features, making our solution a one-of-a-kind management system tool.

This solution enables your manufacturing facility to bridge the gap between OT and IT to provide simple enough solution for easy adoption while maintaining world-class IT security - combining manual functions and non-integrated systems together into one application.

Start Using SmartHub Today!

Learn more about how you can bridge the gap between business workflows with operational technologies.

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