How IIoT can help manufacturers better prepare for disruptions | SPONSORED
Use the industrial IoT to prepare for disruptions
Disruptions can be entirely unpredictable, leaving manufacturers and their supply chain at risk – resources may become sparse, teams may be unable to work, or operations may not be safe to resume. Moving forward, organizations need to find ways to establish continuity plans that allow them to maintain some level of productivity and profitability during a disruption. In these efforts, manufacturers need to ask several questions to become better prepared, whether the disruption is a pandemic, an economic turndown, a natural disaster, or another occurrence:
• How do you safely ramp down operations if you cannot keep assets or processes up and running?
• How do you increase efficiency to maintain profitability when you’re not running at 100% capacity?
• How do you maintain productivity if teams cannot physically go to the plant?
By pursuing smart factory initiatives, in part by adopting the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturers can embrace solutions that help answer these questions. Those that have some level of digitalization underway are better positioned to handle the ups and downs of a disruption.
This ebook takes a look at a few areas where the IIoT can help manufacturers better prepare for unforeseen and uncontrollable events.