Manufacturing plants, across diverse sectors such as CPG, chemicals, pharma and energy, often do not realize the true potential of data collected from the plant. Although plant operators utilize data-driven insights to make informed decisions, final decision making depends on operators’ expertise and knowledge recall, which may lead to high cognitive load and biased decisions. Hence, a system is required to harness data and digitally captured knowledge to enable better decision making.
TCS Cognitive Plant Operations (CPO) Adviser, developed using Microsoft Azure, helps rapidly build and deploy digital solutions, and unlock the power of knowledge, data and engineering sciences to make industrial plants intelligent and future ready. This platform brings together all core elements needed to build intelligent digital twins of not just the plants, systems and processes, but also digital twins of operators through curation and reasoning over digitally captured domain and tacit knowledge coupled with advanced industry-specific AI algorithms and physics models. The built-in capabilities of CPO Adviser help make plant operations predictive, prescriptive and self-aware with deep causal reasoning, to reduce operations and maintenance costs, improve product quality, reduce emissions, derive additional revenue via increased throughput, and make production lines agile and safe.