As many companies find new ways to extract data from their networks of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices to improve process monitoring, customer interactions and efficiency, they are becoming more dependent on cloud environments.
The case studies below illustrate how several companies are integrating their IoT devices with the cloud to improve their businesses:
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5 IoT Cloud Case Studies
1. Coca-Cola IÃ§ecek
One of the main bottlers in the Coca-Cola ecosystem, Coca-Cola IÃ§ecek (CCI) serves more than 400 million consumers in 10 countries in Central Asia and the Middle East. CCI sought to improve the efficiency of its 26 bottling plants, starting with the entry of its cleaning-in-place (CIP) equipment, to model a twin digital bottling plant.
âOur CIP is a daily production process and crucial for the hygiene and quality requirements of the industry,â says Burcu Hacioglu, digital twin product owner at CCI. âWe wanted to improve process efficiency by avoiding time measurement errors, which could lead to overconsumption of energy and water in CCI factories. “
CCI transmitted its industrial IoT information to the AWS Cloud where it was used to create data models that can be manipulated to improve system efficiency. The early success of the CIP process motivated CCI to expand the model to include filler-mixers.
IoT cloud provider: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- More than 30 improvement opportunities identified
- 20% electricity savings and 9% water savings
- 34 days of processing time saved per year
Read the full case study at CCI and AWS.
2. Deep Sky Vineyard
Deep Sky Vineyard, a family business, operates in Arizona and Argentina to grow grapes for wine. In one of their vineyards, an unsupervised irrigation valve broke and flooded an entire area, prompting Deep Sky to improve information on the entire crop management process using of instruments connected to the cloud.
âThis year I already know of several ways to improve our grapes,â says Phil Asmundson, owner of Deep Sky Vineyard. âWithout this digital solution,â¦ we wouldn’t have the valuable information needed to make these decisions.
Deep Sky installed connected hardware to monitor water flow, soil moisture, and other factors to automate and monitor the vineyard. The data flows wirelessly to Google Cloud for processing and analysis.
IoT cloud provider: Google Cloud
- Saves 1.6 million gallons of water on 15 acres
- Produces 30% labor savings
- Reduces human error costs by up to 75%
Read the full case study at Deep Sky Vineyard and Google Cloud.
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3. DHL supply chain
In more than 50 countries around the world, DHL Supply Chain provides its customers with highly automated logistics, storage, transport and distribution services. Despite operating in a labor intensive industry, DHL strives to reduce the most labor intensive tasks by using robotics and automation.
âWith the integration capabilities we’ve gained, employees can now simplify or eliminate the more tedious parts of their jobs and contribute more valuable,â says Fekko Roelofs, Robotic Hub and Orchestration Program Manager resources at DHL Supply Chain.
Integrating automation into each facility took a long time, which is why DHL set up a centralized cloud hub. Their new architecture powers information from robotics, wearable devices and other data sources to develop reports and enable quick and easy integration of new equipment.
Industry: Supply Chain
IoT cloud provider: Microsoft Azure
- Reduction of robotics integration times by 60%
- Real-time data reporting from a centralized dashboard
- Plug-and-play flexibility achieved
Read the full case study of DHL Supply Chain and Microsoft Azure.
Global chemicals maker Dow strives for zero safety incidents. However, large factories and many production lines lead to a lot of things to watch out for for their Digital Operations Center.
âIn this situation, we were looking for more than how quickly we could implement a video surveillance solution at the edge – there are open source tools that we could have used to tinker with something,â says Michael Dessauer, senior manager. solutions at the Dow Digital Operations Center. âBut we have to scale our solution to thousands of deployments. ”
Initially, Dow chose to monitor the leaks using video. Video streams require rapid analysis to issue timely alerts, but also require enhanced security. Dow chose to incorporate cutting edge technology to generate alerts quickly and also use traditional cloud applications for storage, machine learning (ML) for video analysis, process modeling and deeper analysis. .
Industry: Chemical products
IoT cloud provider: Microsoft Azure
- Leak sensors are now deployed in places that are difficult, dangerous or expensive to monitor with people
- Human-formed AI Continuously Improves Ability to Identify Leaks
- Successful leak detection stimulating the development of PPE protection and safety monitoring systems
Read the whole Dow and Microsoft Azure Case Study.
5. Thermo Fisher
Thermo Fisher manufactures equipment used in laboratory research around the world. Their equipment could sequence the 3.2 billion base pairs in DNA, but the PCs running Thermo Fisher software were insufficient for this flow of information.
âWe tried to create our own cloud,â says Mark Field, CTO at Thermo Fisher Scientific. âVery quickly, we saidâ¦ it’s not our core competency to run massive cloud infrastructure. “
Instead, they partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a private cloud environment for Thermo Fisher. The device now transfers data directly to this cloud, rather than to local PCs, to leverage scalability and improve collaboration.
Industry: Biotechnology and equipment manufacturer
IoT cloud provider: AWS
- Over 1,000 partner organizations now feed the Thermo Fisher cloud with information
- Initially, IoT cloud data extends the reach of supercomputing to all researchers instead of just a few
- DNA sequencing will enable a future of more personalized patient care
Watch the complete presentation of Thermo Fisher about their AWS partnership.
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