As the need for connectivity has increased, the Internet of Things (IoT) has grown and expanded. One of the bigger branches of IoT is known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This branch of IoT has brought a new revolution to the manufacturing world. An integral part of this revolution has been the implementation of Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) throughout manufacturing facilities. RTLS solutions provide managers with real-time visibility of assets and equipment. Let’s discuss three ways real-time visibility can solve manufacturing challenges.
Being able to track materials not only saves time but money too. Tracking can start with raw materials and end with finished products, or it can continue as products ship out to end users. There are many ways a manufacturer can use an RTLS system. One of the more unique ways is by creating virtual production stages. These geofences can help track manufacturing processes and provide data that increases output.
Monitoring inventory is necessary for any company. Knowing the location of high-value assets and products will prevent lost time when searching for these items. Each year millions of dollars are lost because of theft, misplacement, and item replacement. Real-time visibility is a great way to save money and time.
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Often, manufacturers get behind due to machinery downtime. Implementing RTLS into manufacturing processes can reduce downtime. Real-time visibility provides current and historical maintenance records on all equipment. It can also monitor temperatures on machinery that could potentially overheat and break down from overuse. Monitoring maintenance records and machine temperatures can solve future production issues.
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As challenges in manufacturing facilities continue to grow, so does Link Labs. RTLS solutions through Link Labs help manufacturing companies overcome the challenges listed above. Curious to learn more about our RTLS solutions? Book a demo today to learn more.