Digitization starts with business strategy and culture. It hinges on disciplined design and execution of the future state, broken
into realizable steps.
Digitization is a key enabler
Digitization is transforming the way we all think and interact. Social media has changed the way families, friends, and colleagues interact. Our mobile devices extend our capabilities, giving us access to a world of information and insights, applications and communications. The future of work will surely be transformed: we have barely scratched the surface.
Embedded in the business strategy – and starts with Culture
Digitization is an essential component of your company’s business strategy. Start with a business strategy that reinvents your business model, defining the future market space for your industry – and understand how digitization can enable it. ‘Hear’ the Voice of the Customer, leading to a true understanding of the potential future customer experiences and strategizing on how to leverage your immediate strengths into a market-leadership path.
It is easy to get lost in the digital weeds. Our approach is to translate the business strategy into a series of manageable, digital steps, each one delivering strategic value, leading your company to becoming a disruptive force. The key is to define a target architecture for applications, and data and systems, with a measured realization plan.
Of course, People and Process are key – see our Company of Tomorrow, Today offering to consider the impact of a holistic approach.
It is all about business integration
Zinata is not a technology platform development company: rather we leverage technology platforms to help you create fit-for-purpose business solutions that will move your company towards becoming a carefully-crafted, digitized Company of Tomorrow, Today. We help you turn the new technologies into disruptive strategic business value!
As a Business Integrator, we will help you Connect the Dots between consumer, strategy, business design and culture, with the underlying technology frameworks and standards. You can then translate strategy into a practical, understandable and realizable business operating model.
Effective program management is key to your success. In contrast to a siloed project office, the detailed work of imagining a disruptive future based on deep consumer insights, designing processes, and managing timelines and expectations must be immersed within your current operating environment. Zinata can act as a catalyst, a stimulator of alternative scenarios – as well as a disciplined program execution coach.
By introducing change to a thin slice of your business, either by geography, product, or customer, you will build momentum while minimizing risk. We recommend models and processes that assume variability. This comes from the realization that today the business world is constantly changing; organizations and individuals must continuously adapt to new circumstances and challenges.
The common thread
With our leading experience in international standards like ISA-88, ISA-95, coupled with emerging standards like Industrial IoT reference architecture, we structure loosely-coupled yet consistent end-to-end data. This enables us to combine process models (digital twin), ISA-88 new product recipes, plant designs, manufacturing systems, batch records, BOMs, orders, and schedules.
The result: a single version of the truth, comprising consistent, meaningful, actionable data, augmented by machine learning.
Stop talking and start doing
Artificial Intelligence (AI) can evaluate real-time product demand and supply to identify demand surges, supply issues and other exceptions, trends and actionable insights. Similarly, predictive analytics can be applied to product supply and related information such as including chain inventory and logistics, and product demand patterns by SKU, including all current events across the value chain, to optimize supply chain plans and plant schedules, material supply orders, logistics, labor and other needs, all to ensure fulfillment KPIs are met.
The Business Integrator role
In contrast to a systems integrator whose principle objective is to deliver the technical solution on time and on budget, the business integrator is focused on the business results and educating on the value versus training and tips and tricks. Rollouts are aligned with executive goals and robust processes.
See how a market leader benefited from the business integrator approach – successfully implementing new software, and reporting significantly improved fill rates, inventory levels and increased organizational capability.