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Bosch Connected Industry
NEXEEDit Summit

NEXEEDit Summit 2020

Thank you for your participation

We hope to see you in person at the Experience Center in Ulm, Germany, in November 2021.

The first virtual NEXEEDit Summit – a complete success!

Fülltext über das Summit

On November 10, 2020, it finally happened: More than 600 participants joined us for the first virtual NEXEEDit Summit. We were very happy about the keen participation, the exciting insights and lively discussions we were able to experience. Our keynote speakers and experts gave us many new impulses about crisis resilience, energy efficiency, cost reduction, lean management, the factory of the future and much more.

We are sure you were also able to gain important insights to master the future challenges in your company! Let us know your thoughts.

We are already looking forward to welcoming you personally in the Experience Center in Ulm, Germany, in November 2021 for the next NEXEEDit Summit.

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Factory of the Future

Factory of the Future

Learn how Rolf Najork, member of the Bosch board of management, sees the factory of the future; how Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gisela Lanza (KIT) and Dr.-Ing. Heinz-Juergen Prokop (Trumpf) bring together science and everyday production. In the panel discussion with host Sven Hamann (Bosch Connected Industry), you can discover what progress digitalization has already made in the wake of the current crisis, which issues still need to be addressed, and how Industry 4.0 can be implemented quickly, sustainably, and cost-effectively.

Digitalization beats Crisis

Digitalization beats Crisis

How can crises be managed and how can they be prevented? How can plants reduce their costs and still pursue a people-centered approach to change? And what does sustainability have to do with crisis management? Host Sven Hamann, CEO of Bosch Connected Industry, and experts from the fields of energy management, cost reduction and change management provide answers to these questions. Their inspiring contributions, including practical examples, can be seen in the following presentations:

Lean Production

Lean Production

What does Lean Manufacturing have to do with Industry 4.0? How important is Artificial Intelligence in production systems? What role does intralogistics play in the factory of the future? How can processes be made transparent to facilitate decision-making and to track measures efficiently? Our experts answer these very specific questions about digital production and underpin them with practical examples.

Factory of the Future: All speakers at a glance

FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

ROLF NAJORK

Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH

Our vision for the challenging times to come

Times are challenging, and market requirements are changing at a rapid pace – from mass production to lot size one. We need to start preparing now! The Factory of the Future is a completely variable factory. Only the walls, the floor and the ceiling are fixed; everything else is mobile with modular assembly lines and machines that freely adapt to new purposes. The systems communicate wirelessly via 5G and are powered through the floor via an inductive charging system. Intelligent software acts as the brain of the Factory of the Future.

SMART FACTORY

PROF. DR.-ING. GISELA LANZA

Director at Institute of Production Science (wbk), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Changeable, fully connected and intelligent production systems are key factors for new business models

Not only since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, digitization has been a key driver for smart production systems. Highly flexible, changeable and fully connected production systems are key to cope with the new market uncertainty and the constant demand for new and targeted products. Autonomous control of machines but also of entire value chains is a lever for efficiency in a constantly adapting production system. For the future ahead of us, these smart production systems are the basis for new service-oriented business models in a circular economy.

SMART FACTORY

DR.-ING. HEINZ-JUERGEN PROKOP

Member of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer Machine Tools (CEO MT), TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG

Changeable, fully connected and intelligent production systems are key factors for new business models

Not only since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, digitization has been a key driver for smart production systems. Highly flexible, changeable and fully connected production systems are key to cope with the new market uncertainty and the constant demand for new and targeted products. Autonomous control of machines but also of entire value chains is a lever for efficiency in a constantly adapting production system. For the future ahead of us, these smart production systems are the basis for new service-oriented business models in a circular economy.

Digitalization beats Crisis: All speakers at a glance

CRISIS RESILIENCE

SVEN HAMANN

CEO Bosch Connected Industry

How digitalization advances manufacturing even during the pandemic

Suddenly everything is different. We have experienced how a new virus forces us to completely rethink manufacturing within a very short time. How can companies emerge from such drastic events stronger than before? We offer insights into the experiences we have made at Bosch and will show how digitalization helps to effectively protect employees and keep production running successfully.

COST REDUCTION

DR. UWE STEINKOETTER

Head of Bosch Industry Consulting, Bosch Connected Industry

Reduce costs almost without investment – how to reveal optimization potentials methodically

Uncertain times often don’t permit high investments with long ROI times. Hence, we need to introduce measures that help reduce costs quickly and with as little effort as possible. Practical examples from our Bosch plants and from customer projects show how you can uncover cost factors with optimization potential methodically – and how you can leverage this potential with innovative software.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

DR.–ING. THIES UWE TRAPP

Senior Consultant, Bosch Connected Industry

Long-term challenge climate protection: CO2 reduction through energy efficiency in production

Bosch takes its responsibility towards the environment seriously. Since 2008, we have been identifying energy-saving potential in manufacturing. We have developed projects for resource efficiency and CO2 reduction – and have anticipated an important trend: climate protection requirements for manufacturing and logistics will become even stricter in the coming years. Practical examples illustrate how you can achieve CO2 neutrality step by step with low investment.

CULTURAL CHANGE

KAREN OSSMANN

Head of Human Resource Management and Training, Bosch Connected Industry

It’s not just about technology – people as critical success factor

We know from experience that most digitalization projects fail due to the human factor. That's why a successful digitalization strategy focuses not only on technology, but also on the employees. Goals can only be achieved through the interaction of people, processes and technology. We will show you that a well-wrought change and qualification concept accounts for at least 50% of success – and how this can be achieved in practice.

CULTURAL CHANGE

CORINNA LEITNER

Human Resource Management and Training, Bosch Connected Industry

It’s not just about technology – people as critical success factor

We know from experience that most digitalization projects fail due to the human factor. That's why a successful digitalization strategy focuses not only on technology, but also on the employees. Goals can only be achieved through the interaction of people, processes and technology. We will show you that a well-wrought change and qualification concept accounts for at least 50% of success – and how this can be achieved in practice.

Lean Production: All speakers at a glance

LEAN MANUFACTURING

DR. NILS-HOLGER SCHMIDT

Head of Product Area Plant Operation – Product Management, Bosch Connected Industry

How Artificial Intelligence influences the future of production systems

Bosch's goal is clear: thanks to a strong focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and connected production, the company aims to become a leader in AIoT. In the future, this claim will be reflected primarily in innovative software products – and will ensure a realignment of manufacturing and logistics. The introduction of Industry 4.0 solutions has already triggered a major transformation. Thanks to the use of AI, both production and production systems are now set for further disruptive changes.

DYNAMIC MATERIAL FLOW

JULIA HAYER

Product Area Plant Operation – Product Management, Bosch Connected Industry

Holistic optimization through connection of logistics and manufacturing

In times of volatile markets, production must react flexibly to fluctuations. However, the digitalization of machines and lines alone is not enough. Intralogistics that are closely connected with manufacturing on a digital level create the dynamic lifelines within the factory that move the material to the right place at the right time according to demand. High transparency and flexibility of connected logistics is the key to holistic cost reduction. Selected applications show how this can be done in practice – from dynamic route planning to the intelligent supermarket.

DYNAMIC MATERIAL FLOW

LUTZ LAUMANN

Director Logistics Innovation, Powertrain Solutions, Robert Bosch GmbH

Holistic optimization through connection of logistics and manufacturing

In times of volatile markets, production must react flexibly to fluctuations. However, the digitalization of machines and lines alone is not enough. Intralogistics that are closely connected with manufacturing on a digital level create the dynamic lifelines within the factory that move the material to the right place at the right time according to demand. High transparency and flexibility of connected logistics is the key to holistic cost reduction. Selected applications show how this can be done in practice – from dynamic route planning to the intelligent supermarket.

TRANSPARENT FACTORY

TINO SCHUEBEL

Head of Product Area Plant Operation, Bosch Connected Industry

Digital plant operations: transparency, decision, tracking

Transparency in manufacturing and logistics is crucial, because it reveals the big picture. The targeted use of an integrated software platform forms the basis: different user groups receive their individual view of the same data – all around the world. This makes it possible to take sound decisions, derive measures and track them – because everyone knows exactly what needs to be done to contribute to a company’s success.

TRANSPARENT FACTORY

DR. KAI LORENTZEN

Product Area Plant Operation – Product Management, Bosch Connected Industry

Digital plant operations: transparency, decision, tracking

Transparency in manufacturing and logistics is crucial, because it reveals the big picture. The targeted use of an integrated software platform forms the basis: different user groups receive their individual view of the same data – all around the world. This makes it possible to take sound decisions, derive measures and track them – because everyone knows exactly what needs to be done to contribute to a company’s success.

Q&A NEXEEDit Summit

What exactly is NEXEED and how does it fit in the Bosch portfolio?

NEXEED is the name of the Industry 4.0 software portfolio from Bosch Connected Industry. The NEXEED software is used in the large part of our roughly 250 Bosch plants worldwide and is a crucial part of our manufacturing and logistics processes. NEXEED controls the machines (Nexeed Automation), manages the gateways (Nexeed Device Portal), controls production lines (Nexeed Manufacturing Execution) and monitors production processes (Nexeed Industrial Application System. The Nexeed Industrial Application System will eventually provide all those solutions in one coherent platform. It is developed in a consistent and agile manner, focusing on the real needs of its users. With version 2.2, the first applications are already available with many more to come.

How can we prepare for future crises through digitalization?

You can start now by implementing first improvements that help during the current situation. For example, using and testing remote access solutions or installing first software to increase the transparency of your production will help you be better prepared for future crises.

How do you deploy the Nexeed Industrial Application System – on premise/Edge vs. cloud-based?

Both cloud and on-premise are possible to hosting the Nexeed Industrial Application System.

How can we combine all the individual new software solutions, specially the OEM or TIER1 Industrial IIoT platforms?

We believe that openness of the different platforms and applications is crucial for collaboration and market acceptance. Therefore, our Nexeed Industrial Application System offers open interfaces (API) where applications from other companies or in-house solutions from our customers can be easily integrated. We also take an active part in shaping future IIoT platforms to fulfill the requirement of openness e.g. as steering member of the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP).

Change management is important to steer the digitalization process. How important is it to inspire the people and motivate them to use Industry 4.0 and digitalization?

It is very important. Without inspiration and motivation, projects will take longer and cost more. New technologies and improved processes without the required mindset are doomed to failure. Many people are easy to motivate because they enjoy working with new technologies. However, it is crucial to not leave those behind who are reluctant to accept changes. People need the freedom to try things out and to make mistakes on the way, without losing the main focus on the holistic approach. Moreover, communication of success is key element in every change project.

A 360 degrees connectivity must be a massive challenge. How will you take on the integration challenge to ensure high quality data & real time data exchange?

We assume that “360 degrees connectivity” refers to a full horizontal (e.g. machine to machine) and vertical (e.g. sensor to cloud) connectivity. From a pure connectivity perspective, several technical communication protocols such as OPC-UA are available. However, the real challenge is not the connectivity itself. It consists in the seamless integration of the different legacy (IT) systems, i.e. their interoperability, and in the semantic interpretation of the raw data (e.g. does the data “42” refer to pressure or temperature, what is the physical unit, the time stamp etc.). To cope with this massive challenge, we have developed a general semantic data model for our NEXEED software solutions that represents the digital twin of all assets and is based on open industry standards such as the asset administration shell.

Will Enterprise Learning also be introduced for people?

Bosch started very early with online learning offerings for its employees. While possibilities are developing with regard to content and digitalization, this offer is expanded continuously to different working contexts and technical functionalities such as mobile learning, virtual learning as well as informal community-based learning.

Do you involve a UX team in your projects?

Our UX team is actually involved in all departments of Bosch Connected Industry. And most importantly, the team is involved in technology development. While UX will never substitute change management, it does add another important perspective, especially in the early stages of software development, when user feedback is among the most important aspects.

How will cyber security be addressed with more connected manufacturing on the shop floor?

The Security Engineering Process (SEP) is an important part of our software development process, i.e. we systematically take security into account from the very beginning. Our experts and development teams pay close attention to state-of-the-art technology to develop secure software solutions.

What is Bosch Connected Industry’s focus regarding Artificial Intelligence in the near future?

In the mid-term, we are concentrating on the detection of anomalies and event sequences in production. Here, AI will help us to inform and alert the people involved in manufacturing and will make suggestions based on the algorithm results. The final decisions that lead to concrete actions and resolve the issue are taken by the shop floor experts.

How far have we come on the path from the moment you created the vision of the factory of the future until today? What is missing most?

We have an ambitious vision for the factory of the future – and are approaching this vision in clearly defined steps that we call “now” (available today), “next” (market-ready in the next 1-3 years) and “beyond” (time horizon of 5-10 years). Looking back to the time we created the vision, we are delighted to see many of our products already in operation, such as our brand new ctrlX control units, our autonomous transport system Active Shuttle, or our software solutions like the continuously growing NEXEED portfolio that bring our vision to life on our customers’ shop floors.

What’s missing most is also influenced by the needs of our customers. Examples on our roadmap to come are seamless 5G connectivity, mobile autonomous robots and upgrading our products with advanced AI-features so that they become truly intelligent assistants in the factory of the future.

Do you think private 5G offerings will bring higher flexibility in setting up and reconfiguring plants?

5G opens new opportunities and enables new use cases in the factory. Therefore, it is an important element in our vision of the factory of the future at Bosch. Higher flexibility is one benefit that we will address with 5G. Others are safety applications or time-sensitive applications. We are currently setting up several pilots in our own production plants, for example also in Stuttgart-Feuerbach.

What does CO2-neutral actually mean for Bosch, regarding scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions?

To achieve carbon neutrality in scope 1 and 2, we use four levers: one, we increase energy efficiency (up to 1.7 terawatt-hours by 2030); two, we expand the supply of renewable energy (renewable in-house generation and exclusive long-term power-purchasing agreements); three, we use green electricity; and four, we offset unavoidable CO2 emissions. We will further improve the ecological quality of our carbon neutrality until 2030 by increasing the share of green electricity and thus reducing the carbon offsets. In scope 3, our target is to reduce emissions by 15% by 2030.

Are there any running decarbonization use cases with facts & figures?

Bosch has successfully pursued a rigorous environmental management policy for years. Our in-house environmental management system was in place as early as 2007, when we first decided to reduce the CO₂ emissions of our locations by 20% by 2020. Ever since, we have consistently exceeded our targets. Our efforts are paying off: in 2019, Bosch emitted about one-third less CO₂ than in 2018. This is based on numerous energy efficiency projects to reduce energy consumption and thus reduce emissions.

What is your strategy to support the supply chain in the factory of the future?

We have already implemented numerous use cases for stock management and transport management in several Bosch facilities and are rolling them out to customers across the globe. In the future, the supply chain will be digitalized further by using traceability solutions, central transport management and dynamic material flow.

Are automated controls for equipment suited for better energy management, and is this something that Bosch investigated?

At Bosch, we use the Nexeed Energy Platform to support us with monitoring and optimizing energy consumption. Automated controls can be one of many options of how to reduce energy and are available on the Nexeed Energy Platform.

How can you estimate the benefits of dynamic milk runs? Would this require simulations in real projects at the beginning?

The dynamic milk run is the result of a first observation to determine how many stops you really need. Our experience shows that it is always possible to reduce milk run drives dramatically. However, if we can always reduce a complete milk run drive depends largely on the volume and number.

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