Smart factories are the future. But are you ready?
The explosive growth of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is not only transforming the world around us, it’s also accelerating digital transformation for factories and supply chains. This Industrial IoT (IIoT) empowers organizations to work smarter through connectivity, automation and data management to gain the competitive edge.
However, digital transformation can be a tough journey if you’re not prepared. Organizations often struggle with interoperability issues as they work to connect “all things” across their enterprise – including sensors, hardware and business systems with differing protocols to communicate and analyze data across multiple networks.
ESI: The Gateway to the Industrial IoT
Whether you’re looking to optimize your manufacturing operations or gain insight into the supply chain, Enterprise Sensor Integration (ESI) can accelerate your digital transformation journey today. Our award-winning ESI technology is a smart digital platform for the IIoT that solves critical business problems for our customers.
Harnessing the power of Big Data and analytics, ESI helps bridge interoperability gaps through sensor fusion. ESI ensures end-to-end visibility for assets and processes, generating major savings due to improved inventory control, reduced asset loss and accelerated production rates.
Let our team of IIoT experts help you prepare for this exciting new world of data as it is transformed into business intelligence.
ESI is a smart middleware solution that intelligently connects people, machines and data across the enterprise. The technology integrates sensors and systems that track, monitor and control assets, and workflow processes to increase asset visibility, quality and situational awareness across your operations.
The IIoT computing platform is designed with a modular, microservices-based infrastructure that provides the flexibility and scalability to add new features. It also features a dynamic user interface through its front-end applications suite, including intuitive, map-centric views of actionable data.
As a “sensor-agnostic” solution, ESI integrates a wide range of sensors regardless of sensor or hardware type, including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, GPS transponders, Mesh networks, BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi technology to track and manage assets.
ESI also integrates with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems to automate workflow processes. The technology operates in the cloud or on dedicated servers, from single factories to global operations.
- Standardization across the enterprise
- Automated processes that reduce labor and manual inputs
- Improved inventory control; reduced asset misplacement and loss
- Improved productivity with reduction of manual inputs and decreased assembly time
- Increased asset visibility with mapping applications
- Enhanced situational awareness with real-time alerts
- Real-time alerts that improve safety
- Asset Management
- Parts Management
- Disruption Alerts & Notifications
- Global Track & Trace
- ERP Integration
- MES Integration
- Chemical Management
- Workflow Automation
- WIP tracking
- Auto Replenishment
- Parts Attrition
- Auto Receiving
- FOD Control (“Foreign Object Debris”)
- Environmental Monitoring
- Group management
- User Controls
- Tool Management
Click the links below to learn more about what ESI can do for you.
Use Case - Creating Effective IIoT Ecosystems
From tool management to auto replenishment, learn how to create effective IIoT Ecosystems to connect your enterprise. To initiate your journey to smart factory transformation, think big, but start small with individual use cases. Then repeat the process until you achieve full integration among the various use cases. This allows you to create an effective IIoT infrastructure, which will provide scalability and an agile development approach.
Click the links below to see examples of effective use cases within an IIoT ecosystem.
ESI is based on the Automated Integrated Technology - Information Management System (AIT-IMS) that Tapestry Solutions, a Boeing company, implemented across 300+ Boeing facilities, including the massive Everett Factory – one of the largest manufacturing buildings in the world, located in Everett, Washington.
The RFID-driven ESI technology processes between 7-to-10 billion tag reads weekly – saving Boeing millions per year due to decreased assembly time, automated asset receipt/payment, enhanced inventory management, and improved supply chain automation, quality and safety.