Integrate Artificial Intelligence Into Your Manufacturing Operations

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AI initiatives in manufacturing can run into problems if not handled correctly:

  • Option paralysis from the number of potential AI applications can delay decisions on selecting an AI initiative.
  • AI applications can be chosen that manufacturers don’t have the right quality or quantity of data to undertake.
  • AI applications can be selected that aren’t aligned with the needs of the business.

When approached in the correct manner, AI initiatives can be incredibly successful for manufacturing companies:

  • Implementing AI can create efficiencies, increase safety, or improve quality along the production line.
  • Identifying data sets that you currently have that are poised to power AI applications will ensure you are leveraging the full power of the data you own.
  • Developing a business case for AI along with a communication plan will ensure buy-in from all stakeholders and a long-term vision for AI in your organization.

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Module 1: Identify the AI Initiative That Best Fits Your Company

The Purpose

Assess the data you have to understand what kind of AI project you are capable of undertaking.

Key Benefits Achieved

Identifying and starting with an easy win will help ensure success and continued support in your organization.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Assess data quality to identify data suitable for AI.
  • Identified high-quality data sets
1.2 Develop an AI initiative shortlist.
  • AI initiative shortlist

Module 2: Develop an AI Business Case

The Purpose

Evaluate your shortlist and choose an AI initiative that is aligned to your business needs.

Key Benefits Achieved

Identifying the business pain you want to alleviate is key to creating a sound business case for your AI initiative.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Create a business pain mind map and rank your initiatives shortlist.
  • List of business pains AI can alleviate
2.2 Align your AI initiative with a business pain.
  • Chosen AI initiative
2.3 Brainstorm approaches to the AI initiative.

Module 3: Form a Long-Term Vision for the AI Project

The Purpose

Develop a long-term vision for the AI initiative.

Key Benefits Achieved

A defined vision and a sound business case will set you up for success.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Carry out a cost-benefit analysis.
3.2 Do a risk assessment.
  • Draft of AI initiative business case
3.3 Identify key tasks.
  • Draft of AI initiative roadmap
3.4 Mind map project goals and metrics.
  • Defined goals and metrics

Module 4: Develop a Communication Plan

The Purpose

Identify key stakeholders and develop a communication plan to ensure stakeholder buy-in for the AI initiative.

Key Benefits Achieved

An AI initiative is more likely to be successful when it has executive support.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Identify key stakeholders.
  • List of key stakeholders
4.2 Analyze the impact of the project for key stakeholders.
4.3 Develop a communication plan.
  • Communication plan for key stakeholders
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