Colgate-Palmolive's Warren Pruitt, VP Global Engineering Services, and Darren Haverkamp, Technical Director, join GrayMatter Sr. VP & Co-Founder Carson Drake at the 2021 Digital Twins in Manufacturing Conference to discuss how Colgate and subsidiary Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. leverage Advanced Industrial Analytics to reduce scrap and improve first-pass quality.
Smart sensors capable of monitoring in-line product quality and other historically hard to measure variables present a huge opportunity to see results from Advanced Industrial Analytics.
Moving away from paper- and Excel-based methods of tracking operational data is essential to eliminating human error and achieving a real-time picture of operations.
Set initial goals that use Digital Twins to improve on current operations that rely largely on operator inputs, and then keep making progress from there.
Build buy-in from leadership and operators by being specific about what you're tracking and why it's important to track -- then share the results with all stakeholders.
Change isn't easy, but encourage operators to keep an open mind when it comes to integrating production recommendations that come from a machine-learning model that relies on historical data.