For manufacturers, adopting new digital technologies can be a real challenge – one that requires significant planning, resources and time. IoT connectivity offers such a wide range of advantages that the abundance of options can actually deter decision makers from jumping onboard with this technology.

Despite this, the implementation of Internet of Things functionality is steadily making its way to the top of more and more to-do lists within the manufacturing sector. IoT hardware, software, platforms, and services are all being improved constantly, helping manufacturers take on the task of IoT integration with more confidence than ever before.

IoT – The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Companies that have successfully introduced IoT technology into their manufacturing operations are experiencing a host of benefits from improved energy efficiency to the production of better quality products.

IoT Manufacturing BenefitsA connected packaging machine is one area in which manufacturers are taking advantage of new business opportunities with IoT. 

And the advantages don’t stop there. Because IoT offers a level of connectivity that we haven’t really experienced before, this opens up the potential for new channels of income. In fact, IoT can lead to the renewed evaluation of a company’s business plan, with the knowledge that this new connectivity, access to data, and analysis capability, can completely reinvent how a company earns revenue.

The Bottom Line

Here it is: manufacturers need to make a conscious decision to be proactive about IoT and digitization in general. These technologies have so much to offer that avoiding this opportunity, or even procrastinating for too long, could mean risking losing business to competitors, and even becoming completely irrelevant as a manufacturing entity.

In an attempt to shed some light on the specifics of what manufacturers have to gain with IoT connectivity, we’ve put together a white paper that clearly discusses the matter.

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Leveraging IoT in Manufacturing

This whitepaper offers insight on 6 of the main reasons why your company, factory or plant should consider the move to IoT sooner rather than later.