March 28, 2017

Article: Food Industry Interest is Growing in the IIoT

Keith Chambers
Keith Chambers
keith.chambers@schneider-electric.com

Keith Chambers is responsible for the strategic direction, commercialization and development of the operations management portfolio globally. This includes our Wonderware MES, Wonderware InBatch, Wonderware Recipe Manger Plus and Wonderware Skelta BPM portfolio of products.


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The food and beverage industry is building up an appetite for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Cloud, mobility, big data, predictive analytics, Smart Manufacturing and Industrie 4.0 are more than just buzzwords – they’re technologies and concepts being used today to improve quality and safety, reduce costs and increase manufacturing agility to remain competitive in the market.

Rob McGreevy, Vice President of Information, Operations and Asset Management at Schneider Electeric spoke to Food Processing Magazine on how food and beverage companies can best leverage the IIoT for operational excellence

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In the article Rob discusses a number of topics, including the IT/OT convergence and the value of low-cost sensors. 

“Low-cost sensing and other technologies allow engineers to enhance performance monitoring in a fraction of the time and cost,” explains Schneider's McGreevy

Read the full article at Food Processing Magazine.

For a real-life example of a food company leveraging IIoT technologies for optimized operations, view the below success story on La Tortilla Factory.

 


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