Case Study

IoT Manufacturing Optimization

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing is Labeled a Success With Newly Integrated Plant Operations

By Alex Aminian / March 8, 2018

The Challenge Pharmaceutical manufacturers are among the most advanced users of technology and information systems. Their manufacturing processes are supported by multiple dedicated IT systems—some centralized, some local—yet these systems do not always cover everything needed for top-quality manufacturing in a heavily regulated industry. Often, additional capabilities are needed, such as 360° real-time views into…

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Store Performance and Inventory Management

The Challenges of Warehouse Materials Handling Are Rendered Immaterial

By Alex Aminian / March 8, 2018

The Challenge A major manufacturing company was having trouble with its Materials Handling System (MHS), which is responsible for moving materials between facilities—several manufacturing plants, a warehouse, and a buffer warehouse—on time. The control system was inefficiently structured and was costing the company a lot of money. The legacy system required process orders to be…

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Warehouse Operations Management

Data-Driven Models Enable Retailers to Display Operational Savvy

By Alex Aminian / March 8, 2018

The Challenge Rapid response to changing market conditions and customer demand is vital to retail success. Without a clear understanding of data trends, streamlined operational management and a way to plan for inventory requirements and sales, retail operations can incur high operating expenses that cut into profits and create huge losses. Retailers require a highly…

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IoT Pharma Production Optimization

No Adverse Reaction Here: Pharma Plant Unifies Production Operations

By Alex Aminian / March 8, 2018

The Challenge A multinational pharma plant that produces innovative drugs wanted a unified solution to make its manufacturing operations more efficient. Like many pharma manufacturing plants that haven’t yet digitized their operations, the company found that direct communication between its departments, plant floor managers, and management was an ongoing challenge. As an example, the customer’s…

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IoT Supply Chain Management

CPG Company Packages Up Global Supplier Data for Real-time Decision Making

By Alex Aminian / March 8, 2018

The Challenge At one of the largest consumer products and pharmaceutical companies in the world, thousands of individuals are involved in the vendor evaluation and management process. The company also had multiple data sources that were difficult to integrate, and it required a single point of access to information on all its suppliers. Further, the…

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IoT Real-Time Performance Management

IoT Real-Time Performance Management | Pharmaceuticals

By Alex Aminian / March 8, 2018

The Challenge For a multinational manufacturer, improving its performance meant digitizing plants to eliminate inefficiencies across all levels of their operation. This large manufacturer wanted to digitize its world-class manufacturing operations to enhance its manufacturing performance by plant and geographic region. This meant replacing many of its existing management methods, including old style whiteboards and…

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IoT Renewables

IoT Smart Wind Farm | Renewables

By Alex Aminian / March 8, 2018

The Challenge Windmill farms creating renewable energy must be optimized for the greatest power output and return on investment. They must also take into account maintenance needs, warranties and a range of performance issues. A managed service provider (MSP) faced this challenge in optimizing the “Smart Wind Farm” solution it provided to its key customer…

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Aviation Manufacturing

GE Aviation Takes Flight with Automated Data Testing and Collaboration

By Alex Aminian / March 2, 2018

The Customer GE Aviation is a global provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. The Challenge The GE Coatings team simulates different flights in the lab by heating and cooling samples of the coated parts thousands of times. That testing process collects data points from multiple sensors every second…

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