The dynamics of changes in the industrial world and the emergence of new technological areas require constant development of new skills.
A modern factory is not only about competences in areas such as: system integration, production management, data analysis, robotization and artificial intelligence. A modern engineer should also develop soft skills.
How to look for new areas of competence? How is engineer 3.0 different from 4.0? What will engineer 5.0 do? This is what we will talk about with our wonderful guests: Tomasz Mackiewicz and Mikołaj Kołodziejczak.
TSN is a technology that combines the high capacity of Ethernet networks with the determinism characteristic of industrial fieldbus networks. TSN aims to transform industrial communications and lay the foundations for the convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Industrial Operations Technology (OT). Sounds complicated? What is determinism? Why is it so important in the era of Industry 4.0?
We will try to demystify these concepts during the next meeting together with our distinguished guests: Grzegorz Sławicki, Andrzej Górczak and Tomasz Widomski.
Industry is becoming more and more integrated and connected to a global network. How to ensure safety in such conditions?
Who should be responsible for the security of industrial systems - automation specialists or IT specialists? Who would better to run the security project? What IT security measures should be implemented in the industry? Passive security measures in automation - do they have any value?
These and many other questions were answered by Wiesław Kasprzak (CISM) - an expert in the field of security, risk, IT, business continuity and lean management. Lead auditor of ISO / IEC 27001 and ISO / IEC 25999, practitioner of the National Cybersecurity System Act, risk management policies, auditor of corporate and government standards (SOX, AEO, C-TPAT, TAPA), security of networks and telecommunications devices.
Actions to increase energy efficiency in the company bring benefits both in terms of energy savings and a positive impact on the environment. This is one of the ways to meet the challenges faced by Poland and the European Union. Industry 4.0 is also about a conscious use of energy and managing its efficiency - and that is was what we talked about with Wojciech Halkiewicz (7 bar sp.z o.o.) and Mateusz Bartczak (ASFI).
What dead ends and obstacles await when creating and implementing software in companies and factories? Adam Trojańczyk is the guest of the eighteenth episode of Industry MeetCast.
Adam is an engineer and humanist who believes that technology can help change the world for the better. Currently, he is the Head of Development at Inwedo - a software house specializing in creating dedicated IT solutions for companies and helping them achieve important strategic goals.
Factories are extremely complex organisms in which many intriguing processes take place. Thanks to the Fabryki w Polsce, channel, which last year alone was watched by 16.6 million viewers, we have the opportunity to see many of them with our own eyes.
Our interlocutors were Adrian Rec and Piotr Kupiec, co-creators of the channel Fabryki w Polsce, who have been traveling around Poland continuously for 5 years, get to know the industry and show us the backstage of the production of various items. Adrian and Piotr have already visited over 250 factories operating in various industries: from automotive, through pharmacy, to the food industry. During the recording, Adrian asks about all aspects of the production process. Piotr puts it together with pictures and music. This is how their extraordinary episodes are created.
What people and competences do factories need in the process of digital transformation? Where to get specialists for the management and development of new technologies?
Many decisions are still made intuitively, while computer systems could provide valuable data on which to make informed decisions. It should be remembered that people are often the bearers of key information.
Together with our guests, Piotr Kaczmarek and Tomasz Król, we talked about the role of man in the process of digital transformation.
What kind of people and competences do Smart Factories need? Where to get specialists for the management and development of new technologies and software?
We talked to Łukasz Dziewięcki about the challenges that await us during the fourth industrial revolution.
Data and information are everywhere, we are surrounded by them, but we understand and notice them only… sometimes.
In this episode we entered the world of production indicators together with our guests Jacek Kukiz DSOP Norma Group and the co-author of the book "OEE Practical Approach" and Artur Kolibski - CEO / Entra Group.
We talked about the role of indicators in production management, the realities in Polish and foreign factories, and how not to implement indicators and why OEE is not always a reliable parameter.
Digital Twin is mainly associated with the automotive industry, where it is used in the design and construction of technological lines and vehicles. It can also support design and development processes in other industries where the resulting products combine the need for mechanical, material and electrical design.
Tomasz Żak from SoftCube and Damian Dudło from Virtuity talked about applications, current practices, iterative development and improvement processes with the use of digital twins, and the episode was led by Andrzej Tuchołka and Adam Komarnicki.
In the 12th episode of Industry MeetCast, we talked about the relationship between young technology companies and mature corporations in the industry. Technological accelerators initiating this type of projects are on the front line of the interface between these two parties.
Opportunities, problems, ambushes, differences in the perception of reality - we talked about this and many other aspects with Angelika Popławska from KTP and with Grzegorz Maciaszek supporting startups as part of the Industry Lab industrial accelerator.
On October 1, at noon, together with Adam Komarnicki, we held another meeting with Industry 4.0 Practitioners.
We talked with our guests, Rafał Tutaj and Kacper Nowicki, about robotic machine operation, pick & place, collaborative robots and Big Data.
In this episode, we talked to Beata Gumińska-Wojtczak and Jacek Krawiecki about models, challenges and opportunities for financing innovation in factories, especially bearing in mind the context of the present times, when on the one hand companies tend to limit their investment expenses or even struggle to survive, but on the other hand the parties must remember to build a competitive advantage, which must be increasingly based on technology.
Tough times, but very interesting!
We completed the ninth episode of Industry Meetcast, in which Mateusz Chudy, Supply Chain Manager at Cetes Cosmetics, shared with us his experience related to automatically controlled vehicles as well as monitoring and logistics analysis.
Another episode of IM is behind us. This time, the hosts raised such issues as:
- In what processes can we use IoT systems?
- What are the effective diagnostic and analytical methods (diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics)?
- What are key performance indicators (KPIs) used in maintenance in practice?
- What does UR cost optimization and energy efficiency mean?
And many more ... Be with us!
Occupational health and safety in industrial space is one of the hot topics, especially due to the extraordinary measures that must be taken by plants in the #covid19 era. However, technology has already found an answer to these challenges.
Andrzej and Szymon talked about solutions and technologies in the field of occupational safety with the invited guests - Grzegorz Krzemiński, who has been professionally involved in safety aspects for 25 years, and Marcin Worecki, co-founder and president of InnerWeb, who has extensive experience in the field of automation of organizational processes in industry.
Today, Paweł Fiderek, an IoT solutions architect with extensive experience in industrial projects, and Radek Odrobina from EY - consultant, strategist and CTO with experience in IoT, answered the questions of the lecturers.
The guest of the fifth episode of #IndustryMeetcast is Slawomir Matul - an innovator in the field of #VR, owner of Skillmersion and VR FACTORY.
How old factories deal with information management and new technologies?
What data or key metrics do we use to manage performance?
Does IoT discover new management problems?
Together with Piotr Ziółkowski, Axom and Wojciech Pawlak from T-Mobile, we talk about infrastructure and connectivity in factories.
We recall the advantages and disadvantages of various communication systems and ask at the source about the benefits of 5G.
The guests of the second episode of Industry Meetcast are Waldemar Truchel, Bartosz Murawski, Fracois Jacquet and Marek Zych, with whom we discussed what Industry 4.0 is difficult, complicated and not always "easy and pleasant".
Our guest was Jacek Krawiecki - an experienced operational director with twenty years of experience in the field of greenfield.
The next guest was Tomasz Kozar - Cloud Technologies Strategist at Microsoft, an IT architect, an expert in the digitization of energy, mining, processing and pharmacy companies.
Mikołaj Dramowicz - President of DATAPAX took part in the discussion. He gained experience in the defense industry, automotive and pharmacy. Currently it is creating a production optimization platform.
The fourth guest was Krzysztof Bujwid - a long-term consultant and trainer in #leanmanufacturing, passionate about continuous improvement and industry digitization practices.