Use Cases of Internet of Things (IoT) in Manufacturing

Predictive Maintenance

Predictive maintenance is a game changer for industry. Machines may self-monitor their health using IoT sensors, allowing manufacturers to detect future equipment faults before they occur.   

Inventory and Supply Chain Management

IoT plays an important role in inventory and supply chain management. Manufacturers can use RFID tags, GPS trackers, or temperature sensors to track the location, condition, and movement of goods along the supply chain.   

Quality Control and Product Improvement

IoT devices integrated into production lines may continuously monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) such as temperature, humidity, pressure, and vibration. Any deviations from the established parameters generate instant alerts.  

Energy Management

Energy costs are a major concern for manufacturing. IoT devices may track energy consumption throughout a manufacturing site and find areas for energy efficiency improvements.   

Worker Safety and Efficiency

Wearable IoT devices, such as smart helmets or vests, can monitor vital signs, detect environmental hazards, and warn workers of potential threats.   

Remote Monitoring and Control

Manufacturers with several plants or global operations benefit from remote monitoring and control afforded by the Internet of Things.