Digiwise has assessed and consulted Estonian industrial enterprises on implementing artificial intelligence.

Author: Elo Gaver

Since its inception, Digiwise has researched and analyzed fourteen forward-thinking Estonian industrial companies to determine their readiness to implement artificial intelligence. Among others, we have been approached by companies from the forest, metal, plastic, food, oil and textile industries seeking our advice.

Innovation-minded companies seek to digitize their processes. They understand that it is wise to consult specialists for answers to existing questions and to those that arise during the process.

Questions typically arise around the following topics:

  • Requirement prediction – statically set requirements for inventory and other parameters in production programs are insufficient. Instead, smarter solutions are needed that dynamically predict both the requirements and other parameters and adjust them as circumstances change.
  • Predictive maintenance – enterprises seek solutions that can predict equipment maintenance needs, and thereby save time and resources. This, in turn, would reduce the likelihood of more costly problems arising.
  • Automation of robotic processes – most companies see potential in this area, but questions arise about the rigidity and capabilities of the software.
  • Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) – there is a growing interest and need for them. The movement of material from storage to production, as well as transferring components and semi-finished products between workstations is a time-consuming process that can now be automated through the use of robots.
  • Quality control – several timber industry companies already use artificial intelligence-based solutions for sorting and assessing timber quality. Other companies are also assessing the opportunity for and exploring the means to digitize quality control.

Companies that have sought advice from us include Tarmeko Spoon AS, Lasita Maja OÜ, Nõo Lihatööstus OÜ and Baltoil AS.