In today's rapidly evolving business landscape companies are under constant pressure to stay ahead of the competition by streamlining their operations, reducing costs, and improving efficiency. One way to achieve this is by leveraging technology to drive innovation and optimize processes. To shed light on this topic, we asked our Javier Schiavi our very own Director of Operations at Webee to share his perspective on the industry.
Javier has an extensive background in manufacturing and today, we asked him to share his experience in the industry, what led him to join a tech IIoT company , and the ways in which technology help organizations improve operations and reduce costs.
What is your experience in the industry, and what led you to join an Industrial IoT company like Webee ?
I worked for more than a decade as an Engineering lead and Maintenance Manager in various manufacturing companies and in 2013 I joined Colgate Palmolive on its manufacturing plant in Argentina as Plant Engineering Manager. My role has always been linked to operational efficiency, monitoring OEE and making sure we had the operation under control and guarantee the efficient use of resources. When I learned about Webee, I saw the how this type of technology was a game-changer helping organizations in the key area where they needed help the most. I wanted to be part of it, making sure I help create solutions that move the needle for manufacturers around the world.
What are the main challenges you find for manufacturing companies?
The main challenge has always been to produce at the lowest possible cost and in the shortest time. This also translates into avoiding losses guaranteeing the current functioning of the infrastructure. In today's rapid changing environment, is not just about the technology that you implement but also companies need to look at many other aspects such as, how easy it is to implement, how fast can that technology help your organization adapt to ever changing environments, how well it involves the front line workers amongst others.
This makes organizations consider alternatives to traditional solutions that can help them optimize purchases and logistics, and reduction of losses or waste. In multinational companies, the environmental factor (minimum use of water, energy, zero waste, etc.) becomes very important.
What is the role of technology in an industrial environment, and how can it help companies improve their operations and reduce costs?
Technology contributes by helping control some of the most important areas such as in machines and production: higher productivity, optimizing available resources, reducing materials (for example, digitizing paper forms, using QR codes, software for logistics, purchases, etc.), reducing absences due to chronic injuries or routine work (for example, implementation of COBOTs), and automating routine tasks or tasks that require heavy lifting.
Technology is a key ally to not just deliver value but also continue to transform and adapt as organizations move toward sustainability and face global challenges such as the pandemic or the supply-chain shortage.
How does Webee differ from other platforms on the market?
I think the plug & play multipurpose platform is the right unique approach, where a large number of non-intrusive wireless devices can be easily installed, allowing for the monitoring of Legacy equipment as well as the collection of data from installed sensors, data loggers, and PLCs - all of which can be managed and monitored on a single platform. This provides a 360-degree visibility of the entire company at a very low cost.
The ability to implement fast and also aggregate data points without costly implementations is key.
Technology can greatly enhance the productivity and efficiency of industrial operations which is crucial for companies aiming to reduce costs and stay competitive.
Webee's software solutions are designed to help businesses leverage technology and optimize their operations. If you're looking for ways to improve your company's productivity, consider taking the next step and exploring what Webee can offer.