Tech mahindra
Tech mahindra

Cement and Building Materials

The cement industry is no longer a laggard in adopting new technologies, the revenue and margin-impacting benefits have encouraged cement executives to use data to change the business of cement manufacturing and distribution, proceeding from the individual machines and progressing to the more complex plants and supply chain. As the industry adopts Industry 4.0, they can better manage the enormous energy consumption, rising cost challenges, and overall process complexity that are inherent to the industry.

  • Predictive Maintenance – Cement producers can prevent extended downtime, avoiding unnecessary damage, improving operational efficiency and reducing maintenance costs. By equipping all critical machines with sensors that monitor in-use equipment conditions, aggregating the data from these sensors into repositories or “data lakes” and using ML algorithms to analyze historical data. This helps uncover the root causes of past failures and predict future and likely sub-optimal or breakdown scenarios – estimates of savings range upto 20% for this analytics driven preventive maintenance.
  • Predictive Quality – Using a combination of AI and ML algorithms, producers are enabled to correlate the quality of each production batch with the relevant production parameters. This predictive model can help identify the root causes of any product quality issue.
  • Digital Plant - Human driven adjustments and decisions control rooms for changes in machine and process variables are prone to human errors and lack of real time dynamic insights - the digital plant scenario software proactively help runs the process as close to the desired ideal set of parameters as possible. Digital plants have helped cement companies realize benefits including reductions of operating costs to the range of 15%, improved workforce optimization, lower maintenance costs and improvements in safety and working conditions.
  • Digital Twin – The cement companies are increasingly mirroring the entire production process through a digital “twin” of the plant’s physical assets, processes, and systems— By simulating the production process in a dynamic way, the Twin prescribes optimal equipment settings for achieving the plant’s quality and yield targets.

Practice Highlights

  • Dedicated Centre of Excellence for Process Manufacturing
  • Supporting leading cement & build material manufacturers in Americas, EU & APAC regions
  • 25+ cement and construction material domain experts and consultants with global experience
  • Strategic alliances with major vendors to provide cutting edge solutions
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Success Stories

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For further information please write to connect@techmahindra.com

For further information please write to connect@techmahindra.com