Manufacturers can leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to achieve "smart"—intelligent and connected—production processes.
We explore six key dimensions—Equipment, Workforce, Materials Supply Chain, Business Process, Platform, and Facility & Environment—all of which are integral to achieving smart production.
Few manufacturers are yet ready for this transformation and the pace at which they progress toward smart production will vary greatly. We give guidance on how to accelerate it.
A solid business case, the ability to align Operational Technology and Information Technology, an affinity for technology change, the swift reskilling of the workforce, and the agile deployment of industrial security solutions will be key to success.