The primary goal of each company is to increase productivity and profitability. However, if companies want to achieve that, they have to begin to review their processes and put themselves at the service of the collaborative through the collection, transfer and sharing of skills.
COLLABORATIVE FACTORY: DEDICATED TO THE COMMON GOAL
A HUMAN COMPANY
A company must be aware that its performance depends on its human capital. Indeed, by leveraging your team, the motivation of this team will increase as well as their desire to work and to invest. Employees always more tend to work if they feel needed whether it is a technical, intellectual or behavioural enhancement. Moreover, most likely, that in a production chain the workers will identify the levels of improvement while in the supermarket, the sellers will advise the best its users.
A TRUSTED COMPANY
Tell yourself that if you employ these workers, it is because you trust them. You have to show them this and encourage them because you believe in their skills! Obviously, not everybody deserves it so pay great attention to your upstream recruitment.
In order for a company to be collaborative, it is necessary to eliminate the control procedures. Therefore, horizontal structure helps us to integrate agility methodology. The manager will no longer be a leader but a coach and guardian for his employees. Moreover, horizontally structured businesses tend to have the best employee morale because there is less red tape when dealing with problems. Also, it costs less to run a horizontal company because managers cost more than rank-and-file employees.
AN OPEN ENTERPRISE
The Open Enterprise would be based on the open Innovation in general. An open enterprise is open to participation, which means that anyone can add value. Also, it maximises the involvement of every individual, what helps to create and innovate new products or services.
COMMUNITIES: CONNECTED ENTERPRISE
Today, communities are at the centre of all activities through associations, groups or social networks. Be careful, it is not about gathering people and excluding others! Communities need to advocate dialogue and build lasting relationships. As in everyday life, companies must put forward their values in order to succeed in retaining their community and thus to differentiate themselves from competitors.
ALLEN-BRADLEY: CONNECTED FACTORY
Allen-Bradley company is offering a software for the connected enterprise. Smart manufacturing is the gateway to digital transformation. Connected smart devices open new windows of visibility into processes. Data and analytics enable better and faster decision-making. Seamless connectivity spurs new collaboration. The Connected Enterprise makes all this possible. It converges plant-level and enterprise networks and securely connects people, processes, and technologies.