In a recent Automation & Digitisation magazine article, authors Ed Brown, Founder of Topper Industrial and Ryan Brown, President of Topper Industrial discuss how integrated supply chain management utilizing FTF (Fork Truck Free) initiatives are revolutionizing the way products are designed, produced, and delivered with IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and Industry 4.0. These technologies maximize efficiencies and savings with a connected supply chain.
Because IIoT is an extension of both the engineer and IT, the ability to properly sequence production becomes an automated exercise. IIoT represents the way in which FTF initiatives capture the convergence of the digital and physical worlds—including information technology and operations technology.
This transformation of the supply chain increasingly shifts from linear, sequential supply chain operations to an interconnected, open system of supply operations allowing manufacturers to fully realize the digital supply network.
This is not a panacea, however when starting with the FTF initiatives, manufacturers are better prepared to unlock several capabilities including horizontal integration through the myriad operational systems that power the organization; vertical integration through connected manufacturing systems; and end-to-end, holistic integration through the entire value chain.
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About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (www.TopperIndustrial.com) based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company’s product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper’s material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.
Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.
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