The Future of Operations requires the combination of ongoing efficiency measures by manufacturers and a new focus on providing employees with near-real-time information, detailed insights on performance, and analytics to improve the decision-making process.
For organizations to optimize operations and become more market-driven, machines and people need to be managed holistically. Wearables, sensors, and assets provide valuable data points from the shop floor. This plant-floor data can be contextualized with data from enterprise systems to enable true resiliency. There are many use cases that industrial companies use IoT to achieve; however, the two areas where most organizations start are with their assets and their employees.
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