The Manufacturing Industry is Undergoing a Digital Transformation, and Data Analytics is Playing an Outsized Role.
Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing solutions have made it possible to harness the massive amounts of data that machines and equipment produce every day during normal operations. Sensors collect valuable machine, operational, and system data. The data is then sent, using Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) technology, to cloud-based analytics software.
Manufacturers can use data analytics to spot trends that help them make better decisions regarding maintenance, quality, and planning. They are able to make those decisions faster than ever before with all the data organized in a centralized location. When combined with a manufacturing execution system (MES), manufacturers can accelerate their business and their production processes.