Today, the risk of pioneering is more limited than it has been in former times. Laboratories and validation centers have a high standard to play through all theories in a protected environment. Potential difficulties and risks are identified early in time and are avoided for the big roll-out in the plant.
The potential of saving resources with digitalization and predictive maintenance is huge. Security standards got very high. So today it is no longer about breaking totally new grounds, it is about paving the way in the plant in small steps with the only risk of getting everybody on board and integrate them into the change.