Manufacturers have been collecting and storing data for decades to improve operations.
IoT and Industry 4.0 are generating data at staggering speeds and at high volumes, making managing it manually impractical. There is a need for an infrastructure that is capable of storing and managing this data.
A cloud-based system can help with this.
Cloud computing allows users to store and process vast amounts of data on remote servers. Organizations can use computer resources without having to develop computing infrastructure on-premises.
Cloud computing refers to the storage of information in the "cloud" and its remote access using the Internet. It does not provide a solution on its own but enables the implementation of other solutions that once required a lot of computing power.
Cloud computing allows companies to gain business intelligence and apply it through the use of big data analytics, enabling them to consolidate and streamline manufacturing and business operations.
In 2021, IDC (Internet Database connector). predicts that manufacturers will spend $9.2 billion on cloud computing platforms. As a result of centralized operations, it allows information to be shared throughout the entire organization.
Among the most widely adopted cloud-based systems, IDC (Internet Database connector) found Quality Control, Computer-Assisted Engineering, and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).
It is clear that cloud computing is transforming virtually every aspect of manufacturing, from workflow management to production operations - and even product qualification.