How leveraging data can drive energy efficiency

Who doesn’t want to make their life easier? Especially if it also has the added bonus of reducing your workplace carbon footprint.

Having access to the right data creates a free flow of the facts you will need to make critical and profitable decisions. Across the world, manufacturers are using digital technologies to develop greener roadmaps for the future with data-driven decisions making their businesses more efficient.

Getting greener practices into place


Initially, introducing green practices into the workplace to reduce your carbon footprint is not always cost-efficient. As a result, it may be difficult to get employees enthusiastic and onboard.
By visually enhancing the impact of inefficiencies on your green agenda, it will help influence your team’s behaviours towards these greener goals.

Becoming both energy focused and conversion cost-efficient are two critical elements that contribute to bottom line results. Having the workforce and equipment universally connected and aligned to use data, rethinking the way we manufacture, ensures growth and cost reductions. This is well documented and proven across many industries. However, the resulting impact on energy efficiency is sometimes a missed opportunity. More often than not, this can be directly related to production efficiency measures such as OEE.

Benefits of improving your energy efficiency


Digital capabilities deployed across manufacturing assets to capitalise on efficiencies and monitor the elements of OEE, will contribute directly to both costs of goods and energy efficiency. This is as part of your digital transformation and continuous improvement strategies.

Those organisations pursuing energy reductions and their impact on the environment are benefitting from the direct correlation of efficient operations and energy reduction. This includes:

– Having the availability of assets optimised and not idle whilst powered up and manned

– Producing at the correct speed to ensure throughput performance is not compromised

– Right-first-time quality processing to prevent rework, double-handling, loss of capacity and waste

In addition to traditional OEE measures, transposing key performance indicators of energy from real-time asset and process data into meaningful and influential measures is helping many of our existing users of Gemba’s systems to monitor and automate their environmental impact and process control.

Through harnessing the data, they’re able to reduce their environmental impact by measuring KPIs such as:

– kWh/m2

– kWh/unit

– m3/cycle

– Kg’s/kWh

Out of normal range conditions are quickly identifiable and predictable before they impact efficiency or increase costs. Whether it be speed losses, idle time, or units of energy predictions, taking action in real-time or ahead of time prevents the missed opportunities.

Ready to leverage your data?

Gemba provide access to your data, but not only that, we partner with you to identify and deliver rapid, sustained improvement.

If you’re ready to move forward in your journey of energy efficiency and drive continuous improvement, get in touch with Gemba, and let’s explore your options.