Manufacturers are hearing more hype every day about the potential benefits offered by the adoption of data-driven manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), making them two of the hottest new trends in manufacturing. Coinciding with the popularity of these trends is the mistaken belief that a “one size fits all” approach will yield the desired results that justify following the adoption curve and associated expense.
Manufacturers that are considering the adoption of these promising trends should consider the creation of a smart manufacturing strategy that is rooted in a pragmatic approach, and focused on the business use case/outcome. The connection of manufacturing assets to management’s information systems, yielding a compelling ROI is no longer a theoretical construct, it’s a reality – available today. There are companies that have followed this path with spectacular, demonstrable, and most important – documented results. Through the use of actual case studies, they will share with their peers the exact path they followed and their formula for success. This presentation will focus on the four factors that a company should consider before they embark on a data-driven manufacturing/IIoT project, that being the why, what, how and when.