Industrial Digitalization

Exciting Industrial Digitalization Opportunities

The manufacturing industry is at a tipping point creating exciting opportunities to improve all dimensions of operations applying Industrial Digitalization including:

  • Increase sales & profits
  • Increase Customer Satisfaction
  • Increase Competitiveness
  • Achieve Sustainably & Energy Goals
  • Overcome Skilled Labor Shortages

Automation Imperative

Low cost labor is no longer a competitive advantage with Digitalization & Automation being deployed throughout the world. The major reason is shrinking workforce demographics with aging populations and lower birth rates. (Source: )

Median Age (Years) % Population Under 20 yrs Old Birth Rate 2021 Births/1,000
United States 38.5 24.5% 11.0
China 38.4 22.9% 7.5
Germany 47.8 18.5% 9.6
Japan 48.6 16.1% 6.6

Digital transformation is a way for manufacturers to overcome labor shortages driven by demographics and be responsive to changing customer requirements.

Understand & Leveraging Digital Transformation Improves Productivity & Profits

Industrial Digitalization  Workshop

Successfully competing & prospering as a manufacturer requires industrial digitalization.

Manufacturing digitalization is creating exciting opportunities to improve sales & profits, competitiveness, sustainability, and energy efficiency.  This transformation is a way for manufacturers to overcome labor shortages driven by demographics and be responsive to changing customer requirements.

Understanding Industrial Digitalization building blocks is the first step in determining the best investments to increase the performance of your manufacturing. My virtual private Industrial Digitalization Briefing & Workshop  for manufacturing companies have become popular providing your team an understanding of Industrial Digitalization, stimulating thinking, providing an informed outside view and discussing alternatives.  As an outside expert not directly involved in the business I will bring new ideas to the table, challenge assumptions, stimulate thinking, and provide new insights to your team. This will help you be more explicit about wrestling with trade-offs in selecting productive Industrial Digitalization investments. 

Business Operations

Digital Twin: Ideal Operations Models

Analytics: AI, ML,…

*** Top to Bottom Frictionless Communications ***
Realtime Closed Loop Operations
Plant & Process Operations
Edge Computers Human Interface Intelligent Sensors

Based on my years of industrial automation and control experience with technology and business I am a cross functional resource encompassing system design, corporate positions, co-founder & president of a start-up company, author, and consultant providing insight, ideas, strategic insights, and coaching.  

Team Briefing

The briefing is a Zoom meeting where I provide analysis and views of the changing dynamics that I term the shift to Closed Loop Realtime Digital Manufacturing Business. Participants send me key issues & questions of interest in advance that are of particular interest for discussion. This is a presentation and interactive session including:

  • Issues Driving Change
  • Traditional Manufacturing Business Architecture
  • New Digital Manufacturing Business Architecture
  • Impactful New Technologies
  • New industrial automation decision maker shifts
  • New Players – Industry Structural Changes
  • Organizational Impacts & Evolution

You will receive a Zoom meeting recording that includes our discussions and recommendations.

Investment: $2,950 USD

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Bill worked with me to help a client exploring diversification strategies to understand the market for automation systems. He’s a compelling expert in that field whose knowledge is broad and current. He made a very positive impression on the client both for the efficiency of his delivery as well as his personable style. I’m very pleased to recommend him to others. Steven Grundman,  A business strategist and public policy analyst to the aerospace and defense sector.

I’ve known Bill for many years and always enjoyed his insight and into the Automation Industry and the economy as a whole. Bill has always been able to distill many moving parts into a succinct and clear message that folks at many levels in our industry can understand and apply. His ability to identify trends early has helped me many times in my career in developing strategies to pursue new markets. Thanks Bill!!   Dean Ford, CAP, PE  Co-Founder, Managing Principal Engineer at Luminary Automation and Engineering, LLC

I have worked with Bill as an industry analyst for almost 10 years. He has deep subject matter knowledge of the industrial manufacturing and automation industries. Most valuable is Bill’s ability to quickly assess the landscape of technologies and vendors and then quickly get to the most important aspects to be considered. He has a great strategic outlook and is a must have advisor on many subjects. I highly recommend Bill.   Steven Garbrecht, VP of Product Marketing

I have had the opportunity to work with Bill for a number of years and have been exceptionally impressed with his technical expertise, professionalism and business-savvy which is a significant benefit to the whole industrial community. Bill has a no-nonsense mentality that allows him to size up a situation and arrive at the best solution for a given instance.  With his extensive experience in Industrial Automation and Building Automation, Bill is highly relied on for his great leadership and visionary instinct. Mitsubishi Electric,  Global Director of Industry Standards

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