If there’s one constant since the beginning of organized production, it’s the urgency to maximize uptime and churn out the highest-quality products at the fastest possible speed. No matter how sophisticated, targeted, or unique the business strategy, manufacturers are at a competitive disadvantage if their production lines can’t deliver. Predictive maintenance is the answer.
While all manufacturing leaders—especially operations and plant managers—understand the crucial role maintenance plays in making things, many may be unaware that their approach to maintenance is fast becoming obsolete. New methods, powered by the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), are already beginning to shatter maintenance norms and benchmarks.