In his latest video, Simutech Multimedia CEO Samer Forzley discusses the topic he’ll be presenting at LiveWorx this June regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on the manufacturing plant floor.

 “We have a severe skills gap that we are facing right now,” says Forzley. “And the role of the maintenance professional is changing.”

With new technology and the advent of IoT, where more of the manufacturing plant is being connected in ways never seen before, more training will be necessary.

“What IoT promises is not only efficiencies,” says Forzley, “but of reduction in incidents.”

Less incidents and operational failures translates to less downtime and an increase in throughput for facilities. However, the flipside to that is when machinery does experience a malfunction the end result could be much more severe, as we’ve seen with the airline industry.

“The severity of incidents is increasing, so you need to have an expert troubleshooter who can quickly diagnosis what exactly is going on,” says Forzley.

But with IoT, a different set of tools are opening up to these professionals, and Simutech Multimedia is adding advanced automation training to its offerings.

To watch the video in its entirety, please click here.

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