The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has been a major topic among manufacturers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) for several years. However, the IIoT is beginning to encroach on all aspect of manufacturing and supply chain management for its wide-ranging deployment and application to improving processes.
With the increasing prevalence of online connectivity and the recent inclination toward Industry 4.0 as well as the Industrial Internet of Things, manufacturers are using technology to enhance their operations in ways they never before thought possible to get manufacturing efficiency.
By Molly Connell, Online Marketing, TradeMachines
According to one of Maurice Conti’s TED presentations, we arrived to a new, augmented age, in which Artificial Intelligence gains a new role.
Supply chain logistics providers made significant changes in standard operations in 2016. From ditching age-old tactics of shipping products now, to advancing the capabilities of augmented reality in logistics, our logistics trends highlighted expected improvements in the supply chain, many of which came true.
The era of paper-based systems and physically monitoring the supply chain is ending. In place of long paper trails and maintenance schedules, machines with the capacity to communicate their needs and issues via the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming an essential component of effective processes.
The Internet has already transformed the way individuals interact, make choices, and process information. In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech.
Logistics faces a crisis. The driver shortage appears to be worsening, customers are demanding lower rates, oversight is becoming more intense, and stakeholders demand reductions across the board. Overcoming these difficulties seems impossible, but there is a solution.
Ah yes, the Internet of Things (IoT), welcomed to the manufacturing family like a returning military hero – well, mostly. Indeed, the IoT has been commended for making the 10% of manufacturing plants and factories who use it more efficient and productive, through web connectivity right at this very moment.If you form part of the 10%, welcome to industry 4.0.
In today’s post, we take some time to reflect on the history of American manufacturing innovations and the trends that will define the future of our industry. Before we get into the history portion, let’s take a quick look at the current state and what trends we see on the horizon.3D PrintingThe hype of 3D Printing hit the proverbial fan around 2013.
While logistics and manufacturing have grown exponentially, problems have become more complicated. A single malfunction can disrupt entire analytics’ systems, disrupting processes along the way. At the same time, machines-to-machine connectivity through the Internet of Things (IoT platform) is increasing the value of data companies have to analyze.