As customer expectations fuel demand, manufacturers must continue to innovate to stay ahead of the competition. Technologies supporting the Internet of Things (IoT) have the potential to improve visibility for manufacturers. In fact, many industry commentators are predicting that IoT will herald the dawn of ‘smart’ manufacturing. Smart Manufacturing The essence of smart manufacturing is creating an environment where information is captured in real-time from the plant floor, into and through the supply chain, and then turned into powerful, actionable insights. While expectations of IoT may be high, there is still a lot of work to do for many manufacturers particularly when it comes to analysing and transforming the raw data into something of use. Perhaps for this reason, just under half of UK businesses are not using any form of big data analytics, and less than one in three have adopted IoT; according to a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and SAS. An IoT powered future This whitepaper takes a look at the rate at which manufacturers are adopting IoT and how the application of analytics will enable them to use the data they have gathered to advance operations. Read it here, NOW.