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                   2019 PMA Awards of Excellence in Metalforming
Distinguish your company from the competition
Fabrication: IoT
top floor with the shop floor, and even affect the flow of business information from customers to suppliers by allow- ing for automation and transparency in a wide variety of transactions.
“This is connected manufacturing,” Hart says. “When industrial IoT and connected manufacturing come together, the entire manufacturing organization gains very real results. You can leverage the volumes of production data collected in the context of the business to make smarter, more accurate data-driven decisions rather than operating off of a simple gut-feel.
“For example, monitoring a machine can signal an issue that might result in failure,” he adds. “In the context of maintenance, you fix the machine. However, when consid- ered in the context of production, sales orders or even cus- tomer satisfaction, you must plan the maintenance around your business. You’ll need to consider trade-offs and make (data-driven) decisions about which jobs to reschedule and when.”
The future is bright for manufacturers who can see the future of how industrial IoT can affect their business strategy. Those who focus only on technology and not on how their business might benefit may not realize the true benefits of connecting their enterprise. MF
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• Recognition at FABTECH 2019 • Coverage in
MetalForming magazine
• Customized press releases
• Recognition on PMA’s website • Cash prizes and
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for their employees
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MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) offer providers of ERP/MRP software, sensors and controls an exclusive opportunity to discuss the Internet of Things (IoT) and plant-floor connectivity with engineers, managers and other team members representing manufacturing companies.
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