As we collaborate with manufacturing clients nationwide to tackle their toughest IT and engineering problems, the topic of the Internet of Things (IoT) often comes up. Exactly what is IoT, and how can it benefit manufacturing operations with real-time business intelligence?
A recent article from sas.com answers those questions and shares three real-world industry examples of how IoT implementations are solving issues and achieving results. For a comparison of the three industries discussed, click here.
So what is IoT?
At its core, IoT is physical objects – devices, equipment, vehicles, buildings and other items – embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity that enables them to collect and exchange data across a network, including remotely across existing network infrastructure, thus creating opportunities for direct integration, accuracy, improved efficiencies and economic benefit.
As we work with our clients to evaluate shop floor integration and manufacturing business goals, many questions come up:
- Is it the right time to add automation?
- How do we go about it?
- Can we really enhance our processes and lines?
- What about our legacy system?
- Will there be downtime?
As experts in manufacturing IT, the Flexware Innovation, Inc. team is passionate about helping our clients navigate manufacturing’s most complex issues and reach business goals. As a go-to resource, we’ve created a helpful eBook – 5 Risks of Sticking with a Legacy MES. In our eBook we address many of the initial questions manufacturers ask when evaluating their current manufacturing execution systems (MES), how to harness IoT and planning for future growth within their organizations. The eBook is a great starting point for weighing the pros and cons of making a change to your current system.
Would you rather just dive right into a conversation about harnessing real-time business intelligence to better support your high tech production lines? Contact us today at 317.813.5400 or email us at email@example.com, we’d love to chat.
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