SONAE ARAUCO is one of the biggest players in the world of wood-based solutions. Simplistically speaking, through the use of wood, the main raw material ,and adding some resins heat and pressure, SONAE ARAUCO produces engineered wood panels with great technical performance. This is a company that has “change” incorporated into its DNA and the clear perception that renovation and evolution are key factors to keep thriving in a market where product quality, standards compliance and service levels are increasingly more demanding.
Such context led to the development of a 4.0 strategy for its plants, a digitally connected and collaborative approach to manufacturing, exchanging data thorough the value chain in a fast, reliable and secure way.
This allows for higher productivity, enhanced efficiency and better product quality. At least if everything works as planned.
Devices such as sensors and IoT devices allow machine connectivity, enabling the collection of several production parameters, such as temperature, humidity and speed, essential for production control. But what if a rogue device sending wrong information and disrupting the correct view of data, resulting in production anomalies, would be connected without any clearance or certification? It would risk the quality of a full batch of wood-based panels, or thousands or millions in sales, or even the relationship with the client. This is where FISHY comes in, the framework for cyber resilience supply chain systems, over complex ICT infrastructures. In such a case FISHY informs the process engineer about this rogue device on the premises, ensuring that is promptly removed, and production is not affected. Simple right? But how about devices communicating with external partners? An IoT device, for example, can send information to a maintenance supplier, giving access to remote analysis on a certain machine, thus allowing a much faster and more efficient intervention - and it might even remove the need for a physical inspection.
This is yet another risky situation where a supplier’s credentials can be compromised, and the attacker can have access to the IoT device using it for altering the readings. Production can again be stopped, all earnings and relationship with the client are in jeopardy. Unless there is FISHY again, protecting the Supply Chain by alerting the platform administrator when a second login arrives. The suppliers is then told to renew the password and everything is back to normal.
In all these circumstances and many more FISHY helps keeping the factory safe and protected. This new strategy is key to creating the conditions for the stable and sustained growth of the business.