Red Hat announced that it has joined the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) initiative to help drive innovation in production and achieve consistent standardization as the basis for Industry 4.0 and digitization in production.
For optimizing production
Enterprises are not always able to achieve the necessary flexibility in the market. They need to know when there is a lack of in-house personnel resources and know-how. The members of the Open Manufacturing Platform aim to eliminate these challenges and the inefficiencies in the entire value chain.
Werner Knoblich, senior vice president and general manager, EMEA, Red Hat, said,
“Open collaboration, open source and open standards play a fundamental role and are a key enabler for the digitalization of production, particularly for Factory Edge and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We expect the OMP initiative to help noticeably accelerate innovation in production and digital transformation for companies to improve their competitiveness in the market. We are very proud to be a part of the OMP initiative and make open source evermore enterprise-ready in the production environment.”
The integration of systems and machines in the production line and the standardization of interfaces between IT and OT are essential for optimizing production. Red Hat, as a new OMP member, will actively participate in the working groups “IoT Connectivity” and “IoT Reference Architecture” for achieving the goals of the initiative. The working groups develop standards and application recommendations based on existing protocols and technologies and a common data model in areas such as predictive maintenance, warehouse management, supply chain, quality assurance or asset management.