Silo mentality and related pitfalls
The introduction of a process-controlled, digital-based conversion and visualization thus offers many advantages. In addition, the technology itself is not new. So why has it not yet established itself as the standard in the manufacturing industry?
"Never change a running system ", "why should we spend money on it", "so what we do is worth nothing, or why should we change that ". These sentences come in many variations and tones.
If enough stakeholders express concerns, the initiative to innovate the processes is quickly slowed down. After all, PDP in the manufacturing industry is indeed highly complex and in the end it is easiest to continue as before.
One of the biggest challenges for conversion and visualization so far has been the fact that multiple departments have to pull together. This is where management is needed to overcome divisional thinking. And management actually has a new interest in the topic.
Digitalization changes everything
Because a sustainable digital strategy is based on data consistency and automation, among other things. Against this background a project such as the concept for the conversion and visualization of CAD data has a completely new significance. It is recognized as important for business and is therefore authorized and budgeted appropriately.
The management floor is also in demand in the accompanying change processes. The more routines are automated, the more clearly those involved must commit themselves to standards. And that sometimes means saying goodbye to beloved workarounds.
After all, visualization is just a tool - to use it effectively, you have to embed it in processes. These changes can not only be demanded, they also need to be moderated.