Internet of things in manufacturing is currently a trending hot topic. Let’s explore the many facets of implementing internet of things in manufacturing.
One thing to consider is the network. By having machines interconnected with each other or continually speaking to each other as to say. This will allow you to leverage analytics and on-site responsiveness to maximize output and minimize waste.
As one recent source put it:
Manufacturers are implementing Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices to leverage predictive maintenance, data analytics, and more. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. -iotforall
Let’s take a look at how i-scoop put it:
The manufacturing industry is leading in the Internet of Things for various reasons: some are historical, others are related with the so-called next industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and then there are the many uses cases and actual IoT deployments that offer rapid return and enable manufacturers to realize digital transformations from several perspectives: efficiency, automation, customer-centricity, competitive benefits and the advantages which are offered by using data across the manufacturing value chain and to tap into new revenue sources, a key aspect of digital transformation in manufacturing.
Manufacturing obviously covers many types of products, operations, processes and a vast space of activities, components, machines, people, partners, information systems and so forth. It is a long way from raw materials to finished goods and it is inevitably related with supply chains, logistics and transportation as well.
In few other industries there are so many opportunities to leverage the Internet of Things in connecting physical and digital, making various assets, such as machines, other production assets and the various object in a non-production sense, as well as a variety of product and manufacturing process parameters part of a vast information network. This is an important element as with manufacturing we typically tend to think about goods and products but the bigger opportunity for manufacturers lies in cyber-physical systems, a service economy model and the information opportunity.
Overall, the internet of things in manufacturing is here to stay, of that much we can be certain.