Submitted by Sheila Kester, VP of Operations at TwinThread
First and foremost, you need the right team. A collection of subject-matter experts. This team usually consists of Process Engineers, Energy Leaders, and Domain Experts. Once you’ve got the right set of people ready to be unleashed, you need to digitize your energy consumption (ensuring collection via a sensor or meter).
To do this, you need an IoT Data Store that collects information from multiple repositories (Historians, MES Systems, PLCs, and even Excel spreadsheets). You also need a tool that can aggregate, visualize, interrogate, operationalize, and then scale the insights you find.
And, all of this needs to be presented in a form that the team you’ve brought together can easily understand and action (so it has to understand the different panes of glass your subject-matter experts are looking through).
These needs lend themselves to a Predictive Operations Platform that values speed, puts experts first, gives your organization visibility where they most need it, and is backed by a provider that’s experienced in your environment.
With all these pieces in place, you enter into a perpetual state of operational iteration and improvement. This results in a globally conscious brand image and significant savings on your bottom line.
If you’d like to learn more about TwinThread’s Predictive Operations Platform, and how easy it makes accessing your energy data and insights,get started here.