Overview

Recent disruptions to manufacturing in terms of production interruptions, supply chain disturbances, and global delivery restrictions has forced the enterprises to rethink their manufacturing operations. Enterprises are focusing on manufacturing resilience by evolving beyond efficiency to being agile to respond rapidly and flexibly to changing customer demands and realigned supply chains. Success will be determined by the ability of the enterprises to be digitally enable and integrate real time data and production processes with technologies acting as a digital thread to glue the internal and extended ecosystem together.

Manufacturing enterprises traditionally have relied upon automating the manufacturing processes within the four walls of the factory by implementing Automation systems like SCADA and HMI, to monitor and control operations. While enormous amount of data is being collected, manufacturers are not able to recognize and unlock business potential as processes and data are locked in dispersed silos.

Machines and shop-floor devices are now equipped with sensors and actuators as part of digital transformation in manufacturing which can communicate over the network using standard protocols. With advancement in cloud computing along with areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented reality and analytics, there is enormous potential for cyber-physical systems to improve productivity in the production process and the supply chain.

HCL Operational Technology  services are aligned to address key industry requirements – Right from effectively translating design intent from virtual world to manufacturing floor, simulation & optimization of complex manufacturing processes, concurrent engineering to compress time, improve productivity and flexibility to handle variance & volume.

Services

Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)
Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)

Comprehensive MOM solution including product development for bespoke applications, product selection consulting, global rollouts, and support for commercial MOM Platforms.

Industrial IoT with MindSphere
Industrial IoT with MindSphere

Unlock the power of data to improve efficiency, increase agility and launch new business services with HCL MindSphere Applications and Ecosystem Expertise.

Digital Twin
Digital Twin

Strategy definition, implementation, and operation management support for Digital Twin of Plant & Assets.

Manufacturing IoT
Manufacturing IoT

IoT-enabled smart manufacturing that provides full visibility of assets, processes, resources, and products. HCL’s Manufacturing IoT supports streamlined business operations, optimized productivity, and improved ROI.

Plant Cybersecurity
Plant Cybersecurity

Security assessment, strategy formation, implementation & operations support.

Intelligent Plant design & engineering
Intelligent Plant design & engineering

Services across the plant development lifecycle covering Process planning, tool design, robotics, and plant layout.

Solutions

eZ-Mfg

eZ-Mfg
  • A light weight, quick deployment MES solution. A new-gen IoT enabled MES system that leverages new technology trends and focusses on quick return on investment by focusing on most important use cases in manufacturing.

RMI (Real Time Manufacturing Insights)

RMI (Real Time Manufacturing Insights)
  • A continuous AI/ML-based learning system identifying opportunities for real-time improvements in OEE, Energy, Safety, Quality, Cost, Demand, Inventory, etc.

ROST (Real Time Supply Chain Tracking)

ROST (Real Time Supply Chain Tracking)
  • A connected supply chain solution to improve supply chain performance by leveraging multiple technology levers to improve visibility of “WIP” and “Risk Identification”.

Plant Data Acquisition Framework

Plant Data Acquisition Framework
  • Data Acquisition Framework integrates machines, robots, AGVs, devices at shop floor to MOM using OPC / OPC-UA protocols.