Manufacturing and the IoT

There has been a lot of talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the impact it will have on the manufacturing industry moving forward, but what exactly is the is the IoT?

The IoT is describing devices (machines, buildings, laptops, etc.) that can all be connected. Connected how?

  • Sensors allows for “things” to take measurements of their surroundings
  • Computations through embedded software allows for “things” to act intelligently
  • Data exchange gives “things” the ability to interact with other “things”

So what happens when you put the IoT and manufacturing together? Being referred to as Manufacturing IoT Systems, “manufacturing devices and software are connected to each other to optimize the operations of a factory in real time, synchronize the operation of automated equipment, and optimize the supply chain and inventory management”.

With the right Autodesk tools you have the foundation for Manufacturing IoT Systems. As the manufacturing industry is changing, so are the tools provided by Autodesk and the services provided by Synergis to make sure you stay ahead.

For a more in-depth look at the IoT, read the full article now. Want to discuss how to prepare your business for the IoT of things, contact us today.

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