Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) could not usually be related to local weather change mitigation, however its use of applied sciences such because the Web of Issues (IoT), large knowledge, synthetic intelligence (AI) and cloud computing can truly play a pivotal function.
Sensible factories geared up with IR 4.0 capabilities will be extra environment friendly and efficient than ever earlier than, making certain that no vitality or supplies are wasted, observes Datuk Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah, CEO of Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd.
Clear vitality may also be built-in with IR 4.0 to energy numerous processes and the transport of products to the ultimate shopper.
“Investing in analysis and growth to deliver extra consciousness of how know-how can encourage reuse, cut back, recycle and substitute rules so that there’s efficient use of uncooked supplies and vitality is essential,” he says.
IR 4.0 creates extra effectivity and improves the way in which companies are run. For example, a mix of IoT and 5G permits for real-time assortment and distribution of knowledge by way of the fitting channels.
“Massive knowledge powered by AI permits for predictive and prescriptive analytics. To allow swift motion and data-driven decision-making, this data must be accessible at any time and anyplace, which is the place dependable cloud computing platforms come to play, as these can retailer, course of and visualise the information,” says Abdul Karim.
In flip, this enables corporations to raised analyse how their processes impression the surroundings. Predictive and prescriptive analytics additionally encourage the optimum use of sources, supplies and vitality.
“That’s as a result of manufacturing is simply achieved on demand and on the proper amount. Waste is recycled or transformed into supplies. What’s left is simply what can’t be put to a different use,” he says.
Linking IR 4.0 and sustainability collectively is essential. There’s a false impression that sustainability practices are separate from the standard actions of an organization. However that’s not the case, Abdul Karim emphasises. The best strategy is to incorporate sustainability into frequent practices.
“That is the place know-how can be utilized to make sustainability extra viable and engaging for companies. Know-how ought to have the ability to spotlight how sustainability rules are achievable and may work each methods for the surroundings and the enterprise,” he says.
Any enterprise that integrates sustainability into its operations can obtain longevity and save prices whereas benefiting the surroundings, says Abdul Karim. “In the end, know-how ought to have the ability to normalise sustainable enterprise practices and permit the commercial sector to guide by instance.”
Working in direction of IR 4.0, which is usually described as the trail ahead for the commercial sector, with out practising sustainability would restrict the advantages of the know-how.
Companies want to know that vitality, surroundings and local weather change have important affect on enterprise processes and outcomes, says Abdul Karim. “Subsequently, the trade has to begin implementing sustainable enterprise processes, resembling utilising inexperienced vitality of their operations, shifting away from the ‘take, make, waste’ mannequin and maximising lean practices of their operations.”
Creating long-term worth
Combining sustainability and know-how is an space that Serba Dinamik is enthusiastic about. For the previous 30 years, the corporate has been offering built-in engineering options to the vitality sector. Additionally it is concerned in IT, world buying and selling and coaching and schooling.
“The muse of our success is creating long-term worth, which is strictly what sustainability is all about. Through the years, the corporate has launched into sustainable enterprise practices and is actively working in direction of quantifying enterprise worth by way of digital transformation options,” says Abdul Karim.
“The corporate additionally holds on to the worth of giving again to the group in probably the most significant method, which is to make sure the commercial sector can paved the way in combating local weather change.”
For example, Serba Dinamik digitalised its enterprise operations and shifted away from paper-based operations utilizing SMART digital platforms developed by Serba Dinamik IT Options (SDIT).
SDIT has additionally developed AI and data-driven enterprise useful resource planning (ERP) platforms to provide SMART procurement and SMART stock options. Its SMART upkeep answer gives enablers for lean practices, resembling AI-driven predictive analytics, real-time distant monitoring and digitalisation of data and expertise.
Predictive analytics can permit for early prevention of unplanned downtime, whereas distant monitoring allows fast tech help on-site by specialists.
Digitalisation of data and expertise entails coaching by way of XR know-how (a mix of augmented actuality, digital actuality and blended actuality). This cuts down on the waste generated when operating standard coaching classes and encourages higher data retention, says Abdul Karim.
“Utilizing these methods, we’re capable of monitor the supply of our stock and supplies, minimise waste in our stock backlog and utilise an AI engine to foretell stock utilization, lifecycle and guarantee, amongst others. In the end, these methods permit Serba Dinamik to make exact choices, minimise waste of sources or supplies and allow us to determine the distributors or companions that embrace sustainability of their services.”
Now, SDIT is increasing into 5 key areas of superior know-how — cloud computing, AI, frontier know-how, cybersecurity and fintech.
In the meantime, Serba Dinamik has actively invested in renewable vitality property in step with its mission to be a sustainable and environmentally accountable firm. It has invested in corporations concerned in hydropower era and biogas energy era.
“We now have additionally developed a number of goals and working procedures to make sure that we minimise our useful resource consumption by at the least 5%, in addition to minimise any type of waste generated. Other than that, the corporate has imposed useful resource consumption and waste administration measures in our insurance policies to minimise waste manufacturing and guarantee a prudent use of sources,” says Abdul Karim.
The corporate additionally ensured that its newest facility is licensed by the Inexperienced Constructing Index in Malaysia. Consequently, its complete produced waste didn’t exceed 6,000 tonnes final yr.
Moreover, the corporate has been working with communities to extend their consciousness of sustainability. For example, it collaborated with Bintulu Improvement Authority to show college students from Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, and households from Kampung Jepak, Bintulu, about composting strategies.
Serba Dinamik Indonesia has collaborated with Ecubes Arcola to problem 90 college students from Surabaya to construct, design and race hydrogen-powered mannequin automobiles. Shifting ahead, the 2 events will work along with the British Embassy in Indonesia and the Surabaya metropolis authorities to develop the primary zero-emission bus utilizing hydrogen gas cells.
SDIT is already working with industrial companions resembling Microsoft and Huawei to construct SMART metropolis options in order that know-how could make sustainability extra viable.
“We’re constructing energy administration methods, good residences, waste administration methods, visitors management administration methods, good grid methods and public infrastructure monitoring methods. The top aim of SMART metropolis options is to understand Malaysia’s good nation aspirations and switch it into the regional and world chief of sustainable practices,” says Abdul Karim.