Big data analytics (BDA), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence, machine learning, digitization and the cloud cause manufacturers to consider the disruptive potential these new technologies can have on their market and processes.

 

A new white paper, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies notes that the automotive, electronics and aerospace industries have been quick in adopting technologies while the food and beverage processing sector has been more cautious.

 

Yet there are myriad opportunities for implementing BDA in food and beverage processing to improve food safety, support product customization and improve product sorting. 

 

Manufacturers are facing many challenges that are motivating them to introduce or expand BDA solutions. These challenges include the need for increased efficiency, reduced downtime, quality management, flexibility and cost savings. To address these challenges, manufacturers are leveraging smart technologies that include networking/connectivity, the cloud/edge data storage, as well as remote monitoring.

 

While the use of data in manufacturing is not new, the potential shift in scale, volume and frequency of data collection are.  For example, data collection is now possible every five seconds when once it was every three months.

 

To learn more about big data analytics and ways to effectively implement these technologies in manufacturing operations, download PMMI’s 2018 white paper, How to Utilize Big Data to Enhance Manufacturing Processes.

 

Discover more about the benefits of big data analytics and IIoT at PACK EXPO International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Oct. 14–18, 2018; McCormick Place, Chicago). The show will feature all the BDA solutions manufacturers need to improve their processes, meet consumer demands and achieve their business goals.

 

PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO are the most critical, innovative packaging-related shows in the marketplace and is the largest packaging event in North America in 2018. PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO bring together suppliers and manufacturers of goods in a powerful way that drives innovation in packaging and in the production of goods, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

 

Register now at packexpointernational.com.