How the Internet of Things will reshape future production systems


The advent of IoT technologies--and the more general move to digital tools that support operations, communication, analysis, and decision making in every part of the modern organization--won't change the fundamental purpose of production systems. With the introduction of comprehensive, real-time data collection and analysis, production systems can become dramatically more responsive. Highly integrated, digitally enabled production systems won't just work differently from today's--they'll be built differently, too. Automated optimization systems will adjust manufacturing sequences and speeds to help balance lines and match production more closely to customer demand.