In a recent IoTNow 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 cure-all, however when starting with the FTF initiatives, manufacturers are better prepared to unlock several capabilities end-to-end through the entire value chain.
About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial (www.topperindustrial.com
) has been and continues to be a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment. Topper provides lean material handling solutions to the supply chain.
Topper Industrial is able to engineer and design Industrial Carts (Mother / Daughter Cart Systems, Quad Steer Carts or Tracking Carts, Specialized Delivery Carts, Transfer Carts with Roller Deck, Static Carts, Rotation Carts, Tilt Carts or Kitting Carts), Industrial Cart Components (Parts Department), Industrial Containers (Corrugated and Wire Mesh Containers), Pallets, Lift/Tilt Systems, and Racking. Topper Industrial designs all products with ergonomics in mind, focusing on ease of use and best positioning of material to get the job done. Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org