This topic contains information about Industrial IoT (IIoT), or the use of Internet of Things technologies in manufacturing. This includes articles about the sensors, processors, systems and platforms used by manufacturing businesses to create greater efficiencies in operations.
Digital technologies are transforming the global manufacturing industry — with the impact clearly evident in the U.S. and Germany. Realizing the full potential of digitalization will rely on manufacturers developing a clear view of the business impact while, at the same time, finding ways to fund ongoing investments in new technology.
Most North American and European manufacturers are looking at ever-increasing competition and shrinking margins. Certainly, systems that will improve performance, consistency, and quality sound appealing.
But the feeling is often: Is now the right time? Can we afford to? Why today?