The following is the last installment in a five-part series counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers, courtesy of Greg Goodwin of LNS Research. Today, we reveal No.1:
1.) Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is never more than a passing conversation away in the manufacturing industries today, but much of the current chatter concerns future capabilities and operational visions that may take decades to come into focus.
Even though the IoT conversation is mostly forward looking, that doesn’t mean that success stories are not currently being written that leverage its technology, and one of the early places where it’s proven effective is Asset Performance Management (APM). And this success will grow through 2015.
In industries from airlines to water treatment, APM professionals are using IoT-generated data to facilitate better condition-based and reliability-centered maintenance and achieve new levels of uptime, reductions in unplanned maintenance, and increased customer satisfaction. But what are the key considerations in system architecture and strategy to get on the path to early IoT success? Take a brief APM survey from LNS Research to find out much more in the Asset Performance Management Best Practices Guide.
No. 5: Calibration Functionality
No. 4: Software
No. 3: Water consumption tracking/
No. 2: Risk Reduction