INDUSTRY 4.0 / 5.0

Accelerate your digital transformation
with advanced analytics and AI

IoT data only brings value if you start analysing the data and making smarter decisions. Adriaan van Horenbeek Manufacturing Lead Advisory Western Europe, SAS

Move digital transformation from experimenting to action!

Manufacturing companies that do not transform their way of working and do not adopt digital transformation are in a risk of going out of business. Many are already experimenting with new technologies but often the projects stay as proofs-of-concept and never put in action to bring value.

In this article you will learn more about the analytics life cycle and the four-step approach that helps you get started.

Who is SAS?

Introduction to SAS
SAS is the leader in analytics with over four decades of expertise. We help to turn huge amounts of complex data into knowledge you can use. With SAS, you can apply the most advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management and AI solutions to your toughest business problems. Identify what’s working and fix what isn’t. Make more intelligent decisions. And drive relevant change.

Why SAS is relevant to Manufacturing organizations
Manufacturers can move from reactive to proactive with scalable data integration and advanced analytics. Analytics is the way to utilize IoT to predict, detect, prevent and resolve quality and reliability issues. The strong data management and analytics solutions ensure the success of your connected factory, IoT and Industry 4.0 initiatives. We help you adopt a decision framework that guides your approach to analytics.

How we can help

Innovative technologies for manufacturing success

We help you manage and analyze your industrial IoT (IIoT) data where, when and how it works best for your business. Traditional approaches – Six Sigma, line-level reporting, MES systems – are no longer sufficient for gaining insights from data to improve decision making. AI enables you to automate complicated tasks and find useful signals in data that was previously too large or complex to tackle.

Put AI and IoT together and you get the Artificial Intelligence of Things, or AIoT – a revolutionary combination that according to our study helps to transform the industry, elevate customer experiences and accelerate business performance exponentially.

Read more about IoT and AIoT bring value to your industry.

The Internet of Things: Understanding the Adventure

This guide is here to help you with insights to accelerate your IoT Journey, whether you are exploring the IoT’s potential or actively planning your organization’s journey 

AIOT: How IoT Leaders Are Breaking Away

We asked 450 business leaders about the impact of artificial intelligence combined with the Internet of Things. According to the study respondents, AIoT capabilities are already generating results.

Accelerate and improve business outcomes with AIoT

There’s no question that the Internet of Things (IoT) brings immense value to organizations, but understanding the rich data coming from the IoT is only the beginning.

5 Steps to Accelerate Value From Your Industrial IoT Data

This e-book e-book describes how to craft a comprehensive IIoT strategy, what to look for in an edge-to-enterprise analytics solution, and how to evaluate IIoT solutions.

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Research Reveals Clues to Solving the Digital Transformation Puzzle
Oct. 20 • 11 a.m. ET

Our exclusive study shows leading manufacturers are exploring and even enjoying the benefits of technologies we once could only imagine. Are you ready for Industry 5.0?


Today's World: Engineering. Tomorrow's World: Engineering Driven by Analytics
Tuesday, Oct. 26 • 5 p.m. CEST

Manufacturing production plants are run by engineers and operators, not by data scientists. The utmost importance is to democratize AI and analytics to engineers and operators to enable them to drive sustainable impact from these new technologies.


Innovation Summit
Tuesday, Nov. 09 • 3 p.m. CEST

Manufacturers are facing a dynamic and constantly shifting environment. IDC will talk about the market trends addressing changing market dynamics with data analytics and AI, followed by a panel session where customers such as SSAB, Scania, Stora Enso and Volvo will discuss how analytics and AI support innovation.


How AI and Advanced Analytics Accelerate Production Planning and Scheduling Agility
Tuesday, Nov. 16 • 5 p.m. CEST

Today, manufacturers are faced with many operational demands: to build product quickly, free of defects, at lower costs, and all while remaining agile to changing demand signals. This is no small feat.


Demystifying Advanced Analytics in Manufacturing
Build your company’s digital capabilities and empower people

What actual value Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and Internet of Things (IoT) can bring to your organization? Maybe you have already experimented with advanced analytics, but your analytics model never made it out of the lab?

Our manufacturing experts help you understand and assess the potential of your AI and advanced analytics potential better. You get an introduction to our methodology to go from vision to value.


Yield Prediction Demo with SAS
Predict and optimize yield in manufacturing processes with advanced analytics

Increasing yield is one of the critical issues in process manufacturing. Advanced analytics gives you powerful tools to work with data and build models to predict and optimize yield. Models are useless if they are not taken into action. Connecting IT and Analytics departments is key to successful cooperation in deployment.

In the demo you can see how to go from development to deployment of models using our analytics lifecycle path to make sure every step and action needed is taken care of.


Smart Factory in a Box
Combine the power of data science and your manufacturing expertise to jumpstart your analytics journey

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and internet of things (IoT) can bring huge value to your organization. But how do you turn the hype into a scalable model that transforms your operations and improves your bottom line profit? A successful journey combines the best of both worlds. This means defining the right methodology, teaming up with data-savvy employees and implementing customizable technology.

Our manufacturing experts introduce you to a real installation that is performing poorly. Your challenge is to improve its current poor performance during a series of hands-on analytic assignments.

On-demand webinars & podcasts


CI in Automotive

Episode 1: Facing the new marketing complexity
Episode 2: Selling cars in the new normal
Episode 3: The connected car



Analytics Small Talk

Jumpstart your analytics journey in just 3 days – Learnings from Euramax

Cost: Complimentary


SAS UKI Forum Virtual
Forum Resources | SAS® Forum UK & Ireland 2020

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SAS Forum Nordics Virtual
Discovery Hub On-Demand videos | SAS® Forum Nordics 2020

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SAS Global Forum Executive Connection
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Analytics Small Talk
Ensure continuous value of your AI investment for your manufacturing processes.

Cost: Complimentary


Podcast series with IDC
The impact of Artificial Intelligence combined with the Internet of Things

Cost: Complimentary


IoTSWC Digital Summit
AI in manufacturing – how to drive sustainable value at scale.
Use case “Digital transformation of the steel industry”.

Cost: Complimentary

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Analytics by Design:
Demonstrating the Value of IoT Combining IoT and AI Opens up a New Market

Manufacturing and IoT featured customer stories

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