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The Synthesis of Autonomous and Adaptive Scheduling - Smart Agents for Smart Production Planning

06 Oct 2021, Research, Industry 4.0, Production, Sustainability, Technology, Artificial Intelligence

Production planning is one of the most complex industrial challenges of the steel industry. To address this complexity, metals manufacturers have developed several IT solutions and business processes. However, in addition to complexity, the production process is systematically affected by unpredictable events. In most plants today, responding to production disruptions is a human decision made by operators - often leading to response time issues that can cause production downtime and additional costs. The smart agent technology provides a remedy.

The Evolution Towards a Service-Oriented Ecosystem - Planning 4.0 for the User 4.0

22 Sep 2021, Industry 4.0, Sustainability, Technology

Today's companies need a lean, responsive, digitalized supply chain planning 4.0 to meet the needs of users 4.0. This puts planning before challenges as it needs a collaborative ecosystem where systems can automatically communicate to each other and collaborate when required. PSImetals is ready to support and coordinate such an ecosystem. Read here how! 

Chicken or the Egg – How to Perform Root Cause Analysis in 3 Steps

Chicken or the Egg – How to Perform a Root Cause Analysis in 3 Steps

02 Dec 2020, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Production, Technology

“I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon. I’ll let you know which one comes first!” Unfortunately, metals production is too complex for a simple answer like this. Production defects can often only be detected when it is already too late. So what if you could identify the root cause of a defect and thus once and for all answer the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Advanced Quality Evaluation – Why Quality Engineers Love Both Cats and Foxes

11 Nov 2020, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Production

A quality management system should be reliable and fast, like the cat in the Aesop fable, where he perfected one trick and climbs a tree in order to escape from the dogs. At the same time the solution has to be intelligent and versatile – just like the fox who analyzes numerous strategies to find the best one. Quality experts often face similar challenges – they have to ensure the quality and react quickly and flexibly to unforeseen quality problems. 

How Industrial Intelligence Takes Quality Management to a New Level

29 Oct 2020, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Production

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere: it’s there when we search the internet or drive our smart cars. The explosion of new AI applications is directly related to the digitalization of our society. But AI is also increasingly playing an important role in industry, especially in the metals production. Learn how new technologies like AI or Machine Learning can help improve your production quality and to finally reach the silence on the shopfloor.