27 Jun '16, 10pm

Is the #IIoT Getting Out of Control?

Is the #IIoT Getting Out of Control?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply don’t need to be monitored -- even if they can be. We may be seeing the beginning of a backlash against connected everything. Advanced Technology Services -- a company that helps plants create condition monitoring systems -- is arguing that we’re over-connecting the plant. The Four Stages of Industrial Production (Source: allaboutlean.com) When consumer electronics companies started to shift their manufacturing to Asia, they went over the cliff en mass. A few years later, electronics CEOs started to wonder whether the move to drop their manufacturing was wise. Not all companies saw their costs drop, and not all companies were able to maintain their previous quality level. We’re just beginning to see similar second ...

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