Vassilis Gkamouras
Senior Consultant
Greycon Ltd., UK

Vassilis Gkamouras brings 13 years’ experience in ERP, manufacturing and logistics to his role with Greycon.

Expertise includes project management, software design and implementation, consultancy and development, manufacturing execution and advanced production scheduling.

Vassilis’ work with several large companies includes Ford Europe, where he redesigned production workflow and used theoretical modelling to improve production.

He holds a bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Master’s in Management Science & Operational Research from Warwick Business School.
New Applied Technology Sessions – Industry 4.0: The Next Industrial Revolution in Paper

View on the Internet of Things

The industrial landscape is radically changing with the implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies which will bring significant challenges to manufacturers and their vendors in terms of software and hardware. These technologies are immature whilst other vendors are fighting now to grab their space in the new landscape. However, there is no doubt that IoT is here to stay.

There are already many discussions and examples about preventative maintenance and how IoT may help manufacturers improve on the field. There is a shift from selling products or services towards selling measurable outcomes. People in the industry discuss about OEE more and more. Vendors of Manufacturing Execution Systems and Advanced Planning Systems need to embrace the new technologies and prepare for them or else they risk ending up with obsolete systems. Designing software with modular architectures will allow for easier replacement of parts when better solutions materialise. Increasing interoperability with other systems will allow ‘plug and play’ to the new platforms and operating systems. This will extend reach outside their usual clientele who are cooperating with other software, which is stronger and has deeper specialisation in certain areas.
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