The advent of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) empower digital manufacturing, which optimizes several production and automation processes. IIoT enables the integration of CPS systems in the manufacturing shopfloor in a wide range of applications such as digital factory automation, predictive maintenance and zero defect manufacturing.
IIoT drives the digital transformation of the energy sector, based on the integration of smart networks (i.e. M2M devices, smart contracts, blockchains) in energy processes. IIoT enables novel services with a positive ROI such as real-time demand & supply management, adaptive pricing, micro-generation, decentralized storage, electromobility and prosumers’ engagement.
IIoT transforms supply chain operations through collaboration and seamless information exchange across participants. The seamless flow of timely and accurate information improves the competitiveness of supply chain stakeholders and enables optimizations in mass-customization, development of personalized products, accurate demand forecasting and other supply chain tasks.
IIoT is a catalyst for improving productivity, efficiency and safety in the mining, oil and gas industries. Improvements are driven by the deployment of novel devices and technologies, such as drones for inspecting remote areas, smart wearables for increasing operators’ safety and additive manufacturing towards instantly printing required parts.
IIoT interconnects devices, sensors and building management systems, both within a single building and across buildings. In this way, IIoT-enabled Intelligent Buildings collect, process and share large datasets about their operations as a means of optimizing their energy efficiency, security and productivity, as well as the comfort they offer to their inhabitants.
IIoT enables public sector organizations to maximize returns on costly infrastructure investments (e.g., sensors, smart devices, broadband networks). It enables applications that improve environmental performance and quality of life (e.g., smart energy, smart water, urban mobility), while facilitating interoperability across vertical applications.