4 IoT-enriched processes
A first use case in the demo is access control. No sensors here but RFID-badges to identify and validate, through SAP ERP, for instance goods being delivered to the plant.
A second set-up takes us to the production floor where a 3D-printer is equipped with both temperature and energy sensors. The sensors capture data every second and send it several times per minute to the HANA cloud platform, where it is stored and is then available for further exploration. When do energy peaks occur? How can these be leveled out? How do engine temperatures evolve, so that we can develop a predictive maintenance model? All the data required to crack this puzzle is available at a glance.
Need more inspiration? Imagine a warehouse where every pallet has its RFID-tag making it possible to know exactly which goods are entering and leaving the warehouse. Also, getting full transparency on stock levels and stock movements without any manual intervention. Finally, reducing incorrect shipments through instant validation of the truck loading process. Real-time insights that allow warehouse managers to increase service levels, customer satisfaction and operating efficiency.
The fourth and last process in which the demo displays the power of IoT is transportation. Temperature and humidity sensors, combined with GPS-data, allow you to monitor and manage the cold chain in, for example, the food, floral or pharmaceutical industry. The data provided by the sensors ensures full traceability of the goods during transport and allows companies to inform their customers timely when deviations occur. The benefits? Real-time monitoring, traceability and a much more proactive approach to problem solving.