Digital Transformation


  

Process Control Staffing for Digital Transformation

The process industries are challenged to continue to operate efficiently in an increasingly competitive environment.  Technology is rapidly changing – brought on in large part by the era of digital transformation.  Labor availability and skillset requirements are changing as well.  Process control staffing for digital transformation requirements and personnel skillsets have evolved over decades of iterations. Process Control Staffing Challenges Finding talent is a struggle.  Most process manufacturing companies prefer chemical engineers as process control staff.  However, universities do not appear to emphasize process control training.  People with process knowledge are rare.  Chemical engineers with specific process knowledge and proper skillsets are even harder to find.  Automation end ...

How LTTS used Augmented Reality to Transform MRO for a Renowned Client!

Diagnosing and repairing complex equipment failures is becoming more and more challenging with increased equipment complexity and the shortage of skilled workforce.  Unnecessary delays in fixing faulty machinery and parts can stall business operations and lead to financial and brand reputation loss.  Our client was facing high mean time to repair (MTTR), poor visibility into assets and high personnel costs due to constant expert intervention required throughout the service and support operations. The company partnered with LTTS to deploy Augmented Reality (AR) technology to streamline maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), minimize support costs and drive business value. Problem: The client wanted a plan for expansion of their existing pharmaceutical manufacturing facility and wanted to...

EVOLUTION OF TESTING: FROM MANUAL TO AUTONOMOUS

We have seen a sea of change in the way software development projects are approached, however, the underlying factors defining a successful project still remains the same, as the delivery teams continuously jostle to get the right balance among time, cost and quality. Quality assurance is an integral part of any successful software application development process. By having a robust software testing mechanism in place, enterprises ensure the delivery of successful software projects. Software testing since its formal inception in the 1980s has evolved. From being a manual and human resources intensive process it has moved towards automation, with technology helping QA engineers automate a bulk of the repetitive tasks. As per the “State of Software Testing Report 2017”, by PractiTest, softwa...

Disruptive Digitalization- This is the closest the business users can get to the solution development process.

What do business analysts have to do with innovation? Domain experts/ business analysts are the closest to the requirements, they have the best understanding of the business problem and that leads to identifying the goals and objectives. They have enough accumulated knowledge of all existing pain points and solutions in their respective domain and that gives them the edge to create innovative solutions to achieve these goals and objectives. By leveraging any no-code tool they can design generalized to highly custom app solutions and share them immediately with their network. In this new landscape of no-coding, the entire focus can be on the end results of the app while everything else is getting taken care off by the platform the app is built on.  Digital transformation is changing the way...

Urban Mobility – The way forward

“MAKING URBAN MOBILITY SUSTAINABLE, SEAMLESS AND SAFE” is NASSCOM’s first ever attempt to understand urban mobility challenges and trends in India, the associated problems and how technology can solve the same. The overall aim of the report is to look for ways to achieve a sustainable, seamless and safe urban mobility for the country, which will require greater collaboration between stakeholders. Key Highlights Key Trends Population and Urbanization are witnessing a significant growth across the globe, and the Indian cities are leading the forefront People continue to move towards cities in search for better opportunities which is driving urban sprawl – cities expansion from the core to peripheries Urban sprawl Increasing travel distances; Economic growth with easy finance options amidst a...

MAKING URBAN MOBILITY SUSTAINABLE, SEAMLESS AND SAFE

Executive Summary Growing Population and Urbanization Resulting in Sprawling Urban Cities, … India will be home to over 600 million urban dwellers by 2030, with most of the growth coming not from the core cities, but the peripheries. With growing urbanization, cities are losing green cover as they continue to expand beyond the city borders. The National Capital Region (NCR) is a clear example of this scenario, which continues to grow beyond the NCT-Delhi region to neighboring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. However, despite this growth the cities expansion have not been able to keep pace with the urban population which has grown at a much faster pace. Urban Expansion and Population Growth in NCR (1981 – 2011) Source: Census Data; NASSCOM Research From an urban mobility perspecti...

Whitepaper: The State of Education and Digital Disruption for the Future

Technology has the power to transform the current global educational landscape. While Ed-Tech is still in it’s nascent stages of development, schools and educational institutions stand at the crossroads of opportunity if they implement this. Connectivity represents the future, and the riding the connectivity wave is what will set apart the disruptive from the forgotten. As tech continues to advance, it will have a significant impact on the people’s thought process, outlook and actionable steps. Learning, thus, needs to become more sophisticated, engaging and adaptive. Limiting it just to the classroom defeats the purpose of a digitally led world. Digital transformation is the present, not the future, and the sooner enterprises realise this, the faster they will achieve organizational excell...

NASSCOM-Avasant Digital Enterprises Survey 2019: Call for participation

    Hi, Avasant is collaborating with NASSCOM on a comprehensive study to develop a uniform definition of the Digital Enterprise through an in-depth analysis of varied digital initiatives implemented by leading global end-user enterprises. We look forward to gaining insights into your thoughts as a progressive business leader. We believe your contribution will have a significant impact on the way digital strategies are developed across industries. You will, of course, receive a complimentary copy of the report. Note: This study requires participation from end-user enterprises with completed or ongoing digital project implementations.   In addition, we also like to schedule a brief discussion to delve a little deeper into your digital strategy and approach. As a token of our ...

Digital Twins for US Combined-Cycle Power Plants?

Long term forecasting for electric utilities is very difficult in this era.  But there is an important change in this year’s forecast for electric power generation from the Energy Information Administration (EIA, part of the US Department of Energy).  For the last 10+ years, capacity factors of US combined-cycle generating units have trended higher (“capacity factor” is a term for generating capacity utilization).  US power generation has shifted from coal toward a combination of gas-fired combined cycle (GFCC) and renewables.  The latest EIA forecast calls for this utilization trend to reverse and for GFCC utilization to drop during the next 10 years (see chart).  This will have major implications for owner-operators of these plants. More Frequent Cycles Means More Difficult Operations Th...

A Niche Technology going Mainstream

Let me begin by addressing questions most people evaluating no-code platforms have. What is No-code? What is Low Code? How are the two different? Consider this scenario. You are moving into a brand new apartment. This apartment could be in one of three states: 1. Fully furnished 2. Semi-furnished or 3. Unfurnished. The first state: A fully furnished apartment means little to zero work for you. You might move things around to fit your needs, change the colour of a wall to blue from white but that’s it. You do not require to hire an outsider like a carpenter or a plumber. The second state: A semi-furnished apartment will have some furnishing done and the remaining you plan to do by purchasing some modular furniture (pre-made furniture) that will require adjustments as per your apartment’s di...