The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is turning traditional manufacturing operations on its head by unlocking new, more efficient ways to meet production needs. And these changes are not just limited to what’s happening inside the factory floor, it’s also transforming the relationships that manufacturers have with both consumers and their suppliers. Consumers are demanding smarter products, quicker fulfillment, and higher satisfaction than ever before. And, on the other end, supply chains are becoming digitized to meet these demands—making design lifecycles shorter and speeding time-to-market for new product development.
Within the factory, the performance of manufacturing equipment is a critical component to modernized operations. Unlike any prior time in history, sensor data combined with IIoT and powerful asset performance management (APM) software, like APM Health featuring Intel® technology, is providing manufacturers with tremendous visibility how their equipment is performing in real-time. Today’s industrial equipment generates gigabytes to terabytes of data every day. When organized, visualized, and analyzed properly, this big data can expose hidden anomalies and enable proactive action, leading to optimized manufacturing performance. By giving manufacturers a view into real-time asset health, they now have access to new insights like asset performance, utilization, and early warning of potential failure.