Communication and decentralized intelligence On the one hand, customers and business partners expect us to provide a wide array of options and tailor our products and services to suit their individual needs. At the same time, we are expected to improve transparency in areas such as logistics processes. Such demands have an impact on the entire value chain and seem to contradict everything that stands for efficiency and productivity.
Communication and remote intelligence are the foundations needed to increase efficiency in production and logistics, improve the monitoring and management of processes, and thus improve transparency. In the context of the “Industrial Internet”, we will see new intelligent networks of factories. They will help us all to achieve the level of flexibility needed in logistic processes, both within a single factory and across an entire chain of production sites. As a result, we will be able to bridge the gap between productivity and the demand for individualization.
Sensor intelligence plays a key role in this trend: our sensors are able to detect objects and statuses, providing users with a wealth of data. Our sensors' computing power and intelligence enable you to trace relationships between all of this data. As such, we are able to increase transparency, which in turn forms the basis for improving flexibility. Read more about practical case studies that enhance flexibility in logistics.