What You Should Know About IIoT & Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
Manufacturing has entered into Industry 4.0, a state with which data is immediately turned into useful information in order to create a more efficient and organized system. To do this, the implementation of IIoT, Digital Transformation, and an ERP software is vital for centralizing information and creating an end-to-end connection that not only enhances the manufacturing process, but streamlines information, and reduces unnecessary costs.
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In this blog, we’ll take an in-depth look at the key technologies for IIoT and how combining this revolutionary technology with ERP software is changing the game for creating customized manufacturing industry solutions.
What is IIOT?
The Industrial Internet of Things, or also commonly referred to as (IIoT), is the use of smart sensors to enhance the industrial processes and manufacturing.
IIoT is utilized in the connection of machines and devices in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics. Using information received real-time, it makes decisions through interconnected instruments that network together and communicates with computer-driven industrial applications.
The key technologies for IIOT, include:
- AI (Artificial Intelligence) + Machine Learning (ML)
- Cyber Security
- Cloud Computing
- Edge Computing
- Data Mining + Analytics
With this technology, machinery data and the status of processing equipment is streamlined and immediately updated in real-time so that customers have access to that information when they need it.
What is the Difference Between IIoT and Digital Transformation (DX)?
Digital Transformation (DX), as a whole, is the complete digitization of a business with a focus on moving to a centralized data space using the International Society of Automation Standard for developing an automated interface between enterprise and control systems (ISA 95).
While DX works to convert manual or paper-based tasks into automatic functions, IIoT is simply a part of DX and is far more concerned with the monitoring the performance of machines and processing equipment.
Benefits of IIoT and Digital Transformation (DX)
With the power of this technology, the benefits are far-reaching and take the guesswork out of previously time consumer and costly problems. Supervisors, engineers, and operators can now have unlimited visibility into the production and distribution of machinery – creating a streamlined flow of information across your organization.
The true benefits of implementing IIoT and Digital Transformation lie in its ability to detect variations or machinery failures. Any problems or inefficiencies are immediately detected within seconds, thus saving time, money, and customer frustration. Real-time machine information can also be directly linked to your ERP software for complete end-to-end connection.
Combining ERP and IIoT for Manufacturing
When combining an Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software with IIoT technology, you can not only manage day-to-day business tasks, you can also synchronize every aspect of supply chain operation, procurement, and more, including:
With Epicor ERP, you can easily and efficiently scale and manage every minute detail of the manufacturing process and break down barriers created by out-of-date manual tasks and inefficient technology.
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