The need to modernize
Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. has revealed an expanded set of offerings to help manufacturers accelerate Manufacturing 4.0 initiatives and to assist with safely restarting production in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For many manufacturers, the pandemic has not only affected worker health and safety, it has impacted demand, interrupted production, exposed vulnerabilities in supply chains, and driven an urgent need to modernize operations.
Hitachi Vantara’s new manufacturing practice and its expanded portfolio of digital manufacturing solutions, services and consulting services aims to help manufacturers adapt to these immediate challenges. It also promises to help manufacturers lay the foundations for the digitalization of health, safety and environment (HS&E), asset insights, predictive quality, and operations optimization.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing a litany of challenges for manufacturers that highlight how important unlocking data and digital industrial innovation is to the industry’s future,” said James Destro, general manager, Manufacturing Practice, Hitachi Vantara. “With our powerful IT and OT experience, Hitachi Vantara can uniquely inspire, envision, architect and accelerate digital transformation that solves today’s challenges and prepares manufacturers for the challenges of tomorrow.”
The offerings include health, safety and environment solutions leveraging Lumada Video Insights technologies, which can be configured for applications such as elevated body temperature identification and hand-washing detection.
Hitachi Vantara’s new manufacturing practice also now aims to help manufacturers lay the foundations for digital transformation, and expands the Lumada Manufacturing Insights Portfolio to help manufacturers address health, safety and environment, supply chain optimization, asset insights, predictive quality, and operations optimization.