The true digital transformation in LIME domain

Avoid Digital-Washing: How to Recognize a True Digital Transformation in LIME domain

Digital transformation is a term that has clearly taken its place in the current business lexicon. But what does it really mean? Does it represent a true opportunity? Is it nothing more than a way for consultants and vendors to sell more of their wares?

Aug 24 · 3 min read

Like many catchphrases, digital transformation can mean many things to many people. So what makes for a true digital transformation?

Every successful digital transformation has the following three elements:

  • A new customer experience
    Most companies want to deliver an incredible customer experience. A digital transformation involves an extreme makeover of the experience or, more likely, a new experience entirely.

For example, the ability to buy and focus on the production experience instead of the production unit itself.

  • A new business model
    Over the last two decades, companies have invested heavily in optimizing their existing business processes, resulting in substantial productivity improvements. In the digital economy, existing business models are subject to rapid displacement, disruption, and, in extreme cases, outright destruction.

Recently there has been a successful business model shift from owning production plant to operating as-a-Service it with the accompanying change in pricing from per transaction to a monthly fee.

  • A new value creation model
    The traditional R&D process attempts to develop and launch products with minimal cost and time to market while meeting perceived customer requirements. In a very real sense, it ignores the interests of all stakeholders except the organization and its customers. Co-creation, on the other hand, focuses on the interests of all stakeholders (suppliers, distributors, employees, the general public) and how they interact with one another. In doing so, the emphasis is to maximize the size of the overall market for the ecosystem at large, not just the share of value captured by the organization.

In the industry industry, co-creation is rare; people are creating their own plant and production units but they are not capturing economic value.

A true digital transformation in LIME domain

Many organizations have made progress on one or two of these elements but few have embraced all three. Let us consider what sense QualiCal gave of a true lime digital transformation in the last decade.

New customer experience?

The Digital Lime Plant represents a dynamic transformation for new and existing lime plants, by seamlessly integrating software intelligence into
hardware assets and control systems that enable new economic outcomes and opportunities across the business and operations to maximize the
capability of the plant.

The Digital Lime Plant combines the world’s most adaptable and reliable lime kiln, hydration plant and classification & grinding unit, with an exceedingly agile digital infrastructure, and leverages a suite of highly innovative, intelligent apps for the cloud and the edge built for the Industrial Internet, and Powered by MOSAICO™.

New business model?

The transformation of lime from a commodity to a service is already underway.

We are doing this combining QualiCal decades of experience building innovative industrial machines for LIME industry for soft and medium-hard burned limestone and dolo-lime, milk of lime, and hydrated lime applications with effective data science and analytics expertise, providing industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently.

New value creation model?

Lime Customer have traditionally chosen lime plant based on brand history and price. In the QualiCal model, the Customer must create their own unique value proposition which may include the lime plant, the maintenance and spare parts optimization, and even the operators working experience.

With the addition of the Wish List functionality, Customer help create these value propositions by curating their favorite or aspirational production experience.

QualiCal follows all the elements and is the genuine example of true digital transformation in the lime industry.

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