After more than 30 years of implementing lean philosophy to improve manufacturing processes through automation, software optimization and process reordering, the common goal of most manufacturing activities remain the same: companies continue to seek efficiency gain, waste reduction, shorter and more flexible product life cycles while at the same time enhance quality.
In the past, organizations were seeking to isolate deliverables of the training application. With the digital revolution, they are requesting a complete set of tools and platforms, ensuring data traceability and visualization of the results and courses. This new approach forces companies to diversify their capabilities to deliver an end-to-end solution. Not only is the technical part essential, but UI/UX interface and Gamification concepts are also getting hit in the current solutions. As mentioned before, the human must be at the core of the different solutions. The human interface with the virtual information and how it is shown or registered is vital to ensure a pleasant experience.
We believe the success of any digital initiative relies on defining the bright use case, the maturity level where this solution will be integrated band the maturity of the technologies that will be used combined with the final solution.
Digital Assistance use cases are ramping up throughout the industrial world. But connectivity still holds a few barriers and challenges to overcome. Streaming a Virtual Reality environment for training or collaboration around a product design is extremely demanding in bandwidth, thus limiting the context in which it can be used. Remote support using video and VR is also particularly challenging when the support needs to be provided from a remote location where only mobile networks are available.
In this context, Altran is more than ever ready to play its role as a multi-sector integrator. As the historical cross-industry fertilizer, we are continuously engaging in close collaboration with Communication Service providers and final users. We currently have more than 50 customer engagements to invent, engineer and deploy the next generation of 5G networks around the world.
5G is becoming the most transformative wireless technology in history and it’s here now. We are ready, are you?