With the execution of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, the manufacturing industry has become extremely efficient. A CMMS keeps track of system maintenance, assessments, and breakdowns, making the system disruptions smaller and even obsolete.
FREMONT, CA: Manufacturing accounts for a whopping trillion-dollar economy, and despite popular belief, it is on the rise, up by more than 27 percent from the decade. The industry has seen its fair share of highs and lows over the years.
From off shoring to job diminutions, manufacturing has been at the whim of financial and global trends. The most recent movement involves technological advancements and the impact they have on plants and workforce demographics. Most changes in the manufacturing sector have come from consumer demand. Costumers want things sooner and better, tailored and unique, and newer than last year or even last quarter. Thus, manufacturers are required to find ways to keep up not only with the demand for products but also with finding skilled personnel to build the goods.
New technological progressions in manufacturing have helped to meet consumer demand better. With the execution of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), the manufacturing industry has become extremely efficient. A CMMS keeps track of system maintenance, assessments, and breakdowns, making the system disruptions smaller and even obsolete. Instead of manually tracking issues or changes on paper, a CMMS handles all of the processes remotely, thereby increasing productivity. The advantages include fewer repairs, a streamlined workforce, lower maintenance expenses, historical data, and trend reports.
Impact of IoT and Big Data
CMMS technology also connects devices remotely, facilitating them to talk to each other. The Internet of Things (IoT) connects industrial units to the internet, allowing automation and remote monitoring. Rather than a manual check, the IoT permits systems to be connected and monitor each other's process.
With the help of connection, plants can quickly gather and aggregate big data, or a mass of data concerning their systems. This information can be calculated and analyzed to increase efficiency and productivity. Additionally, IoT also helps manufacturers work better by getting products to consumers faster.
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