By Pravinraj Panicker
In Industry 4.0

It’s not a question of can, it’s more of a how?!
We go about studying the processes, and identity, and engage on various pain points. The issue addressed and resolved determines the cost reduced.
Basic rules of cost reduction are:

  1. It should not be vague and should be measurable
  2. It should not be one time and
  3. It should not replace one problem with another

1] Outcome: How is the business productivity improving?

Assuming everything is on the up and up, a growing organization needs to know where the seepages are happening and what can be done to plug them.
Real-time data capture apart, a critical workflow analysis, supported by actualized data is instrumental in achieving that.


2] Outcome: Can you absolutely track the quality of my product?

One of the basic aspects of using IoT is the ability to sense.
Apply a sensor for the right reason and you get all kinds of reports made available in an instant.
Naturally, we can do that.


3] Outcome: Can you ensure 100% compliance tracking?

When you are able to track, you can also if a process is being followed.
Our customers want that and it is a pretty part of a dashboard component in every system we deliver for IoT & Automation.
It is simply a matter of audit function and non-compliance reporting.


4] Outcome: How do you assure security?

You can have security guards, locks, and sensors. But who is monitoring those who are securing your objects, personal, premises?
With IoT, 24×7 automation of security monitoring is possible.

5] Outcome: Can you ensure authenticity?

From people to objects, identifying and authenticating the identity is crucial that we are able to bring forth through IoT.
Building a foundation for entry to exit controls, absolute data authentication is a natural part of the IoT/Automation delivery, that has nearly universal applications.


6] Outcome: Can you prevent loss or theft from happening?

Object theft, piracy, and Counterfeit products are common industry issues. This gets negated through the implementation of IoT components with the security workflow.
All it takes is one attempt to tamper and all signals will be glowing red in real-time.


7] Outcome: Can I get an instant view of all my inventory in a huge warehouse?

Every business with storage has this problem and is the most common problem statement we have come across so far.
With our solution, you can know everything inside a storage unit of a huge warehouse in pin-point detail at any given time, instantly.


8] Outcome: Can I monitor the condition of storage and during transport?

Actually, you can. Not just on land, even via the seas. This is achieved by putting sensors and tags in the container.
They come included with failsafe SIM chips and are able to consistently connect and relay signals that are key for a measure of your products.
If transporting perishable, cold storage conditions such as temperature, moisture, and other vital parameters can be easily monitored continuously.
Should anything go wrong, you will know. You will most certainly know when it’s delivered right.


9] Outcome: Can ensure communication within all my processes as a company?

Key performance indicators are now real-time capture and display available thanks to the use of IoT automation.

This applies to organization-wide practices. Naturally, one function is connected to the other, all functions can be mapped onto what we are delivering as a solution. This meets the customer’s need to govern better, learn, adapt and continuously improve one’s governance practices.

On the subject of viability when the IoT/Automation components deliver on such common demands from the industry, they are more or less viable for the customer. They will end up saving a lot more than just money. This can quite easily and very realistically save lives.

Read more on IoT Automation – How it’s approached… and The Future of IoT & Automation to get a broader perspective on how to take the next step and where to go.

Feel free to connect with us: if you want to discuss or share your ideas. We provide IoT services as well as IoT solutions based on our ISaE framework.

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