Within the next few years, the Industrial Internet of Things will change the face of manufacturing industry. According to a report from Zebra Technologies, the organization with connected technology will thrive in the coming five years.
The company surveyed medium and large scale companies and found out more than 68% of manufacturers are ready to adopt this new wave of technology. The combination of RFID, automated systems, and wearables will take the operational activities of such companies to the next level. Besides that, more than 50% of global business decision makers agreed to adopt IoT and connected technology in their workspaces within the next five years.
The surge in technology has left a little place for outdated processes. The research also showed that three out of five companies still use pen and paper for different manufacturing steps, which will be reduced to one out of five until 2022. Though the technology only seems to wipe our traditional methods, the implementation of IIoT in manufacturing covers a bigger spectrum than what most assume. It will have an enormous impact on performance, operational areas, and even finished products.
Experts have also stated that companies with revenue more than $1 billion will be the ones to rejoice the benefits of IoT.
According to Jeff Schmitz, marketing officer of Zebra, “The results of Zebra’s 2017 Manufacturing Vision study prove that IIoT has crossed the chasm, and savvy manufacturers are investing aggressively in technologies that will create a smarter, more connected plant floor to achieve greater operational visibility and enhance quality.”
Today, manufacturing engineers are scuffing up the market to find innovative IoT devices to elevate their business. As the technology is picking up its pace, most manufacturing companies are still lagging to stay abreast of the changes. For some, there is too much to invest, and if things don’t work out as the plan, they might end up in the long haul.
But IoT manufacturers are keen to deliver robust solutions with solid security measures, and the safety of IoT devices is growing strong every day. This, in turn, has grabbed the attention of manufacturing companies and most of them have even started to invest in the IIoT technology. And if the rate of IoT adoption grows at the current rate, more than 85% of manufacturing companies will have IoT based workstation and factories.