Digitization and Industrial marking

Digitization covers all areas of life

Digitization as a battle concept is on everyone’s lips. Wonder figures from the digital space attract attention and excite. Be it that YouTube founded in February 2005 – and was sold in September of the same year for 1.65 billion, that deal with a single Google request up to 1000 computers that television as the most influential medium is passé u.v.m. But what does “digitization” actually mean? And how is digitalization related to industrial marking?

Wikipedia provides – as with almost everything – a succinct and appropriate definition:

Digitization is the process of converting information into a digital (i.e. computer-readable) format, in which the information is organized into bits. The result is the representation of an object, image, sound, document or signal (usually an analog signal) by generating a series of numbers that describe a discrete set of its points or samples.

The term digitization in the original sense refers to the conversion of analog values ​​into digital formats.

Wikipedia itself is a beacon for digitization according to this definition. Previously, dictionaries and encyclopedias were part of the (used) standard inventory of a household. Today they are just adornment. Their benefits have become obsolete as a result of digitization. The last printed version of the time-honored Encyclopædia Britannica was published in 2012. The role of this, as well as most of the other (apart from special works) reference books, have risen in Wikipedia.

A similar development can be found in many other places in everyday life and working life. From e-mail communication, to to-do lists, to personal communication, digitization offers a faster, easier, more efficient and cheaper means of achieving goals in almost every location. The influence of digitization is so enormous that in many places the “third industrial revolution” can be read.

Industrial marking as a goldstandard

The benefits of digitization have not only convinced users. Also and especially in the industry more and more concepts are forming, how digitization can and should be usable. With the Industry 4.0 program, Federal Governments has established guidelines that companies can use to orient themselves in the jungle of possibilities.

The efforts to implement digitization are rather “hesitant”. This is often due to the fact that the requirements of Industry 4.0 are seen as a burden. But that falls short: The digitization concepts are there to make the industry fit for the future. That also means fueling value creation. Because, according to the experts, these can be increased by up to 30% through the implementation of digitization concepts.

For example, in the industrial marking of products.

Industrial marking as an opportunity

The obligation to trace analog products is currently being incorporated into various laws. In the near future, according to the EU regulations, tobacco and pharmaceutical products must be clearly identified in order to be traceable. You do not have to be a fortuneteller to see in advance that the traceability requirement will not be met.

The advantage for consumers is obvious: clarity and reliability. Everyone should know in the future, which product – whether original or forgery – he holds in the hands, by forgeries can be identified with certainty. The Benefit for the Legislator: Additional tax revenue through the systematic curbing of smuggling. There seems to be only one loser: companies. For them, industrial marking means additional expense – and therefore costs.

Traceability today is not just a burden or instrument to increase tax revenues. Tailorlux has been able to show in various pilot projects that industrial marking can in many cases become a valuable tool for companies, in order to achieve To tap 30% of the value added. In the best case, product labeling will not only cover costs. The aim of the labeling is to increase the yield.
The supply chain as a starting point

Digitization unfolds its potential, especially when looking at the supply chain: Tailorlux partner Segura is doing it with a cloud-based solution. Constant digital supply chain monitoring ensures reliability and compliance. On unforeseen events (for example, the weather) can be reacted flexibly. This increases efficiency and reduces overhead.

Complementing this is the Tailorlux solution: Tailor-Safe® introduces industrial marking directly into the product (more information). These can then be read out again using the simplest sensors. The clou: The marker can not be separated from the product. The product itself becomes the object of traceability.

In the context of digitization: the solution Tailor-Safe® deals with the digitization of analogue products by marking base materials in an irrecoverable way. From plastic to cotton to oils and lubricants, the Tailor-Safe® product tag allows you to verify previously tagged products and collect data along the value chain. Thanks to the inline sensor, verification and data collection can be carried out automatically even within the value chain. The resulting data stream can then be used to systematically optimize the supply chain and associated processes. This increases efficiency and systematically reduces weak points.

Industrial marking by digitized cotton

As a result, industrial design provides an undreamt-of degree of clarity within the value chain. Through an independent and comprehensible security, where the product leap lies – but also for the “show and tell”. Because unlike with audits, a mark is permanently monitored by the court.

Are you also interested in digitizing your product and benefiting from the advantages? Then contact us! the company can be to o.g. To tap 30% of the value added. In the best case, product labeling will not only cover costs. The aim of the labeling is to increase the yield.
The supply chain as a starting point

Digitization unfolds its potential, especially when looking at the supply chain: Tailorlux partner Segura is doing it with a cloud-based solution. Constant digital supply chain monitoring ensures reliability and compliance. On unforeseen events (for example, the weather) can be reacted flexibly. This increases efficiency and reduces overhead.

Complementing this is the Tailorlux solution: Tailor-Safe® introduces industrial marking directly into the product (more information). These can then be read out again using the simplest sensors. The clou: The marker can not be separated from the product. The product itself becomes the object of traceability.

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