IoT in the industry/manufacturing industry
The Internet of Things provides businesses with tools to monitor production and productivity during all stages of industrial and manufacturing processes. Improved machine performance, inventory management and operations are all ways these sectors can harness the value of the Internet of Things.
Reactive and preventative maintenance
Factory managers that exploit sensor data can drastically improve overall performance of manufacturing facilities by remotely monitoring and adjusting machine performance. In the event that on-site intervention is necessary, staff members can receive advanced details about the maintenance, allowing them to arrive on site with the necessary tools and pieces and increase the first-time fix rate.
By keeping a historical record of data sent by machines (e.g., load levels, the number of spins for each piece, machine work time), companies can install preventative maintenance to improve scheduling of maintenance routines, reduce downtime and lengthen the useful lifetime of machines.
Improve agricultural productivity
In agriculture, sensors monitor a wide array of information ranging from soil moisture to crop behavior and livestock health, allowing farmers to make informed decisions. Smart water systems are helping farmers manage water supplies and reduce waste. Data derived from connected objects is also exploited by 3rd parties who can provide farmers with advanced information such as cropping forecasts and fertilizing recommendations.
Improved quality of service
Data generated by IoT-enhanced products provide manufacturers with clearer visions on how to improve the design of future models, decreasing costs related to after-sales service repairs and improving the satisfaction of customers who use the product.
Real-time monitoring and predictive management also allow equipment managers who lease machinery to improve the quality of customer service thanks to enhanced performance of machines and faster, more efficient interventions when problems occur.
Improved machine performance, inventory management and operations are all ways these sectors can harness the value of the Internet of Things.
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