The manufacturing industry in the digital era has no shortage of data. Industry 4.0 technologies like the industrial internet of things (IIoT) have enabled interconnectivity between devices, machines, and people in-plant and across the supply chain, driving data collection on a variety of aspects of manufacturing operations.
Gathering data for the sake of data, though, does little good if that data isn’t generating business value. In order to take full advantage of the promises of Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing, manufacturers must ensure they are able to make sense of their data by contextualizing it.
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