Today's manufacturing requires constant innovation, the integration of new ideas and the adoption of up-to-date production processes. The highly competitive nature of the global economy and the growing complexity of manufacturing supply chains will further increase the importance of innovation and the development and diffusion of new technologies moving forward. Manufacturing operations have focused their efforts on optimizing their physical assets. They look at improving their waste removal, refining their supply chain and working to create lean operations on the factory floor. These efforts and the metrics that drive them are cost-focused, seeking to cut procurement, conversion and execution costs and create more efficient inventory levels.
Manufacturers are deploying a combination of technologies to take advantage of big data, automation and the IoT to create the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), with the aim of improving employee health and safety, decreasing financial risk, reducing production downtime and time-to-market and improving quality in processes and products. However, these successes do not come from technological prowess. Manufacturers succeed in IIoT because their deployments create measurable business value.
Process automation involves using computer technology and software engineering to help power plants and factories in industries operate more efficiently and safely. The computer program uses measurements to show not only how the plant is working but to simulate different operating modes and find the optimal strategy for the plant. The software and controls regulate equipment to run at the optimum speed that requires the least energy. This will ensure the consistency of quality, meaning less energy is wasted producing products that turn out to be defective. It will automatically forecast when maintenance is required, therefore less time and energy is spent shutting down of the equipment's for routine inspections.
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