The manufacturing industry is growing slowly, but steadily. Three out of every four manufacturing firms employ fewer than 20 workers, but small manufacturers bear the same regulatory burdens as their larger counterparts, as well as problems finding skilled labor. They face challenges including:
• Readying themselves for the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” which will be driven by technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning.
• Improving labor and process efficiency and throughput.
• Managing complex supply and distribution channels.
• Competing with larger manufacturers that have greater economies of scale.
• Cost-effectively producing custom parts and goods.
• Meeting customer demand for “smart” and “connected” products.
Manufacturers are investing in networking networking, mobile technologies and IoT tools. Their plants are increasingly automated, and more of them are using advanced software platforms to bridge the digital divide with larger manufacturers.Here’s how Boss Life Communications can help:
• Connect to devices and machinery through the IoT.
• Share information with supply chain partners.
• React quickly to process notifications.
• Keep mission-critical systems running during power or network outages.
• Monitor equipment through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
• Address issues from the plant floor.
• Keep an eye on supplies, inventory and production floor.
• Monitor employee safety and productivity.
• Stay connected to supply chain partners whether
in the office or on the road.
• Quickly route calls to the appropriate personnel.
• Keep employees entertained on break.
• Focus on making products instead of managing technology.
• Implement predictive maintenance.
• Track shipments and supplies.
• Keep data secure in event of emergency.