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20 INTECH NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 WWW.ISA.ORG ABOUT THE AUTHOR Stefan Zippel (stefan@stefanzippel.com), with more than 10 years of experience in technology like MES and a deep knowl- edge of smart manufacturing, IoT/IIoT, and Industry 4.0, joined Georg Fischer Casting Solutions to lead the company's Industry 4.0 transformation. Zippel strongly believes that the biggest opportunity in the Industry 4.0 transformation is that employees can cre- atively and innovatively use information to make better decisions and make their com- pany stand out from its competition. View the online version at www.isa.org/intech/20181202. Data models need to be trained over time before they can actually contrib- ute positively. They also have to be validated and constantly improved and adjusted to stay relevant. So, they are not a quick fix to lower costs. Both the new technology and analytics require highly trained new workers, as well as your experienced staff who understand the "old world," the processes and tech- nology that you use now. Siloed responsibilities and old bar- riers must be destroyed and replaced with open collaboration for Industry 4.0 to succeed. Industry 4.0 is abso- lutely not going to reduce your work- force. To be effective, you will need to hire skilled personnel to keep your In- dustry 4.0 initiative alive and well and retrain your existing workforce, so they become an enthusiastic part of your In- dustry 4.0 strategy. This massive trans- formation will not happen overnight, but it is happening gradually in the process industry, right now. n gies. Make this information available in real time everywhere to make bet- ter decisions. l Monitor and optimize your energy use to achieve certifications and negotiate more appropriate energy contracts. l Leverage your experienced employ- ees' knowledge to improve upon or prevent expensive maintenance on equipment. Gradual transformation Advanced applications in data science will slowly become more common, working alongside existing systems, such as DCS/SCADA, manufacturing operations management, and enter - prise resource planning, and Internet of Things devices will be used increas - ingly often to enhance existing data collection systems. If correctly de - ployed, they will fundamentally trans- form how the process industry oper- ates in the long term. PROCESS AUTOMATION RESOURCES "ISA-95 evolves to support smart manufacturing and IIoT" www.isa.org/intech/20171203 "Artificial intelligence: Data will be the differentiator in the marketplace" www.information-age.com/artificial-intelligence- data-123475102 Build it, See it, Price it, Order it. Point and click or tap to specify valve type, end connections, actuator, and accessories. Model number, price, description, and photo all update instantly! Try one today at: We Make Valve Automation Easy! Online Valve Configurators Quickly & Easily Specify a Complete Automated Valve Assembly on Your PC, Tablet, or Phone Wherever you see this image

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