The Benefits of Edge Computing in the Dairy Industry
Edge computing drives future success in Dairy - As dairy manufacturers implement #digitization, they can also adjust to the challenges imposed by the #COVID19 pandemic using the same #EdgeComputing technology. Imagine the benefits of new visibility into operations, flexibility to run new applications and machine learning on operational excellence and resilience.
Edge computing offers dairy manufacturers a single solution to address several operational challenges. Fundamentally, edge computing allows manufacturers to move computing resources to where they’re needed most — near critical equipment to aid operations and the supply chain. A good edge computing platform, purposely built for operational environments, can enable zero-touch, OT-friendly operation and provide computing redundancy to eliminate equipment downtime that increases overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The low latency of running these applications at the point of data acquisition is also ideal for the high velocity of dairy manufacturing, the multiple SKUs and the focus on product quality.
Edge computing platforms can enable dairy manufacturers to modernize their packaging plants more quickly. They can further improve key performance indicators (KPIs) by implementing nearly infinite other applications, including predictive maintenance with plug-n-play capability to significantly decrease maintenance requirements.