Industry 4.0 Revolution
You, with your smartphone and unlimited internet plan, may even feel like you’re connected all the time, but soon that will be a little thing: not only your phone, but your car, your watch, your home’s refrigerator — and even your home (!) — everything will be connected to the internet, providing strategic information in real time and making life much easier (and more comfortable).
And if you think this is a thing of the distant future, in the industry, the transformation has already begun. It is Industry 4.0, a revolution in full swing, which directly interferes with the way goods are produced and services offered.
The combination of Internet of Things (IoT), BIG DATA and Artificial Intelligence has direct implications in several industrial sectors, especially in a segment where information is a raw material: logistics.
Internet of everything
Currently, being connected everywhere and without losing performance is still a challenge, however, the evolution of telecommunications — with the arrival of 5G and the consolidation of IoT — will allow collecting information from all connected devices much more efficiently, with sending status of use and diagnostics, all in real time. It will be possible to know, for example, the time that a piece of equipment remained stopped and optimize the entire production line.
And that’s where BIG DATA comes in, an endless database, capable of gathering broad volumes of information about practically everything. If information optimizes time and time is money, knowing how to extract the maximum resources from BIG DATA is a huge competitive differential for the business. Distribution of orders over time; better positioning of items, considering ergonomics; service times; cost of each operation; and maintenance schedule, with historical data to escalate scheduled repair teams. These are some of the program of BIG DATA in intralogistics.
Intelligence beyond human
The point is that the name is BIG DATA, and it is not for nothing: the volume of data is so large, but so large, that it would be impossible to take advantage of it using only “human intelligence”. With artificial intelligence (AI), the story is different. The processing capacity of computers is growing, allowing to cross a huge amount of information in infinite ways.
From a logistics point of view, AI far surpasses the possibilities offered by automation. For example, there are programs where it is possible to adjust the speed of conveyor systems according to flow demand, reducing energy consumption, all through artificial intelligence. AI also enables decision-making online joins with high throughput, based on metrics to increase overall system efficiency. Prioritize orders by demand or operation overload? Ensure equipment working and predict future problems? Yes, Artificial Intelligence can handle what people can’t even imagine being capable of.
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