4 Ways the Internet of Things will Reshape Manufacturing
If you listen to the numbers on the billions of machines, automation controllers and other “things” being connected to the Internet as part of the Internet of Things (IoT) trend, one might assume that nearly every manufacturing plant would have an IoT project underway. After all, manufacturing is all about making things, and as part of that, moving materials.
But analysts and technology suppliers agree that it is still early days for the IoT, especially on plant floors. Hurdles for broader adoption include security concerns for plant-floor networks and a fuzzy understanding of how the IoT translates into practical use