Wouldn’t it be great if we could just check our crystal ball and take advantage of all the hot trends and products that would make our businesses incredibly profitable? Of course it would! There are lots of inventions that seem to quietly hide for years until we simply cannot do without them. Cell phones and personal computers come to mind. Often, the revolution of the future is sitting with us at this very moment, gaining momentum while hardly being noticed at all.
Think of the last big revolutions of the last few decades. In the 80s, the mainframe computer changed the way every industry conducted business. The computer became more sophisticated in the 90s, with personal computers revolutionizing everything from workplace flextime to mobile technology. The ‘00s were all about the web, expanding an online presence, branding through the use of social media, and establishing e-commerce (can you really do without Amazon now?) while this decade could be called the App decade. Things that are new become essentials and the way business is always conducted.
So what’s next? Data. Big data.
Data has been around forever, in a variety of forms, keyed in, monitored, tracked and…well, just sitting there, for most industries. Cloud based data is already a decade old while most businesses are struggling to get with the concept. Taking advantage of the data that’s available, though, is a different story. Harnessing the results of all that data is something many industries fail to do well at this stage. What if your machines could tell you beforehand when they were going to experience system failure, or that system failure was imminent within, say, two weeks? Cutting out downtime and taking care of repairs before they jeopardize a job can make a big difference in your bottom line.
Of course, there are other ways to step into the future with innovative technologies. Whether you are responsible for sanitizing water or for creating tomato paste, the technologies involved need to be clean, efficient and save energy. Cleaning moving parts means downtime and loss of raw materials, where as a static mixer, for example, needs much less cleaning and creates more product with less material loss. Let Komax assess your situation and offer some innovative, cost saving techniques. Take advantage of the data you already have!