The common perception of the success or failure of an IIoT project is tightly linked to a relatively narrow set of business metrics that include scalability and long-term adoption. However, many of the softer and less-obvious benefits of a “best practice” IIoT pilot project can be missed in this analysis. The accepted route to achieving a successful IIoT deployment is to run a series of pilot deployments, testing technologies, data flows and process optimization, before scaling up in earnest. In many cases, the pilot projects that do not go on to scale are left behind or discarded, but there is substantial value hidden within even these ‘failed’ pilots.
With the continued growth and evolution of Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), the