Blog by Sander Koelewijn

IT and OT: How can you bridge the gap?

I did see a food factory fill up a truck with the wrong fluid because IT and OT were not working well together. Order data had been converted incorrectly here, resulting in an incorrect product being loaded. It had to be pumped back in, resulting in a considerable loss of time and money. Something like this can be prevented with a good idea of how to integrate new systems into the overall IT landscape.

In another factory, product data was often still processed manually, which resulted in incorrect product data going to customers every week. This puts a big dent in trust until it is gone and the customer chooses another supplier. It is therefore crucial to set up the right applications and systems in the right way, this all starts with a good plan. I explain below.

Sander Koelewijn