The emergence of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing has revolutionized the industrial landscape. They have enabled the creation of smart factories and connected devices, where machines, tools, and devices are interconnected through IoT sensors and communicate with each other to automate tasks and optimize processes. A smart factory can leverage these technologies to become more efficient, cost-effective, and productive. By using IoT sensors to gather real-time data on the health of machines and equipment, predictive maintenance can be performed, preventing unplanned downtime, and reducing maintenance costs. IoT sensors can also be placed on inventory items to track their location, movement, and usage, optimizing inventory levels, reducing waste, and improving supply chain efficiency. Additionally, IoT sensors can be used to collect data on production processes and product quality, allowing for real-time quality control. The data can be analysed using cloud-based software to identify defects and improve quality control. Smart factories can also leverage these technologies to monitor energy usage and identify areas where energy can be conserved, improving sustainability, and reducing costs.
Furthermore, IoT sensors can be used to track the location and movement of assets such as tools, equipment, and vehicles, improving asset utilization, reducing theft, and increasing productivity. Lastly, these technologies can also be used to monitor worker safety and identify potential hazards, improving safety protocols, reducing accidents, and ensuring compliance with regulations. In conclusion, by leveraging the power of emerging technologies like IoT and cloud computing, businesses can optimize their operations, reduce costs, and enhance productivity while achieving sustainability and safety goals. The proposed solutions on smart factory & connected device use cases using IoT and cloud offer significant opportunities for businesses to remain competitive in an ever-changing industrial landscape. The rise of emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing has revolutionized the industrial landscape. These technologies have paved the way for the creation of smart factories and connected devices that can communicate with each other, automate tasks, and optimize processes. In a smart factory, machines, tools, and devices are interconnected through IoT sensors and communicate with each other to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance productivity.
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Author – Muneiah Appadi
Muneiah has a Master of Technology and Bachelor of Technology in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. He holds certifications in Engagement Management (EMO) and SAFe certification. He has over 6 years of professional experience in SAP-MM and has worked on projects such as SAP S4/HANA Implementation and SAP S/4 HANA Support for International clients. In his current role, his is a Senior Consultant at Capgemini Fresenius Open Text. Prior to this, he has worked as a consultant at Tech Mahindra and as an Assistant Professor at CMR College of Engineering and Technology.