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The change in consumer demand as a result of the lockdown conditions imposed by governments around the world has created new problems for producers. Some industries have seen a sharp decline in demand, for example automotive, but others have seen huge increases in demand in the scale typically seen in the run up to major holidays such as Christmas. Factories in the #food, #beverage and #personal care markets are very used to managing seasonal variations in demand for their products, but this takes planning.  The unexpected and sudden change has created problems throughout the supply chain from primary producer through to retailer.

Visible, real-time data helps to improve operations.  The benefits of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is that you’re able to track live data and use it to compare and project forward.

Production and engineering managers are up against a myriad of tasks and need to have the right tools to make effective decisions.  It is imperative that manufacturers take measures to reduce production problems (and the inherent costs that brings).  By implementing the best equipment and data management possible, they will be allowed the space to focus on important innovation and improving output, making a real difference to the bottom line.

We love the word uptime especially when it’s in the positive, but how do we keep it that way and avoid the dreaded downtime? We’ve covered downtime in our previous blog (click here to see) and no company can afford to constantly have to stop their line to deal with annoyances such as poor coding quality due to a blocked printhead. Uptime is of paramount importance, and the sel ...

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