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M2M Solution Creates Efficiencies and Savings for the Manufacturing Sector

M2M Solution Creates Efficiencies and Savings for the Manufacturing Sector

by katie@ironpaper.comDecember 22, 2014

Manufacturers continue to face the challenges of rising energy, labor and material costs, all while managing market demand that continues to ebb and flow with the conditions of economies around the world.

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It’s a lot to juggle at one time. Yet, M2M solution creates efficiencies and savings for the manufacturing sector and will revolutionize manufacturing by improving processes and saving time and money. Here’s how:

  • Improve business processes: M2M solutions can be used to track and monitor business processes at every level of the manufacturing supply chain from material inventory to maintenance status of equipment to storing products, shipping and handling items and everything else in between. Having access to data on each of these points and having the machines directly communicate will help keep assembly lines moving.
  • Better quality and better service: By outfitting the very things manufacturers manufacture with sensors, they can track and monitor their product the full lifespan of the product. Doing so will provide them access to data and analytics that can help improve future models and develop value-added services for the consumer.
  • Cut costs: To battle rising fuel costs and comply with environmental regulations, manufacturers can leverage smart meters and other smart devices to track and monitor their energy usage in real-time. Using this data, companies can identify where they may have energy leaks and then modify processes to create greater efficiencies.
  • Keep an eye on your goods: Theft is a common and frequent occurrence once a product leaves the manufacturer’s warehouse. By attaching M2M logistic devices on individual products or containers, manufacturers can keep track of their products in real-time. This is especially important for cargo traveling by sea.

Many manufacturers are already leveraging M2M connections to gain efficiencies and savings. And, it is expected they will do so more and more as M2M solutions for the manufacturing industry mature. By 2020, one report estimates, there will be 175 million connections in the manufacturing and supply chain sector alone.

To accommodate these connections, manufacturers will need the help of mobile operators that partner with effective service providers that together offer networks that are reliable and secure to transmit data in real-time, enabling remote device management.

About Mformation (www.mformation.com)
Mformation Software Technologies LLC is the pioneer and leading global provider of mobility management solutions for wirelessly connected devices. Since 1999, Mformation’s solutions have been deployed by the largest mobile operators and managed service providers worldwide. Mformation’s platform has been tested and proven to be able to manage billions of wirelessly connected devices of all types. Mformation’s award-winning technology provides solutions for M2M device management, mobile service enablement, smart customer interaction, automatic device detection and configuration, for carriers, operators, MVNOs, system integrators, solution providers and device manufacturers. Contact us via our online form to hear more about our innovative solutions.

About The Author
katie@ironpaper.com