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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By: Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet or the IIoT has gained a lot of traction. Many leading companies are driving this revolution by connecting smart edge devices to cloud-based analysis platforms and solving their business challenges in new ways. To ensure a smooth integration of such machines and devices, sound architecture strategies based on accepted principles, best practices, and lessons learned must be applied. This book begins by providing a bird's eye view of what the IIoT is and how the industrial revolution has evolved into embracing this technology. It then describes architectural approaches for success, gathering business requirements, and mapping requirements into functional solutions. In a later chapter, many other potential use cases are introduced including those in manufacturing and specific examples in predictive maintenance, asset tracking and handling, and environmental impact and abatement. The book concludes by exploring evolving technologies that will impact IIoT architecture in the future and discusses possible societal implications of the Industrial Internet and perceptions regarding these projects. By the end of this book, you will be better equipped to embrace the benefits of the burgeoning IIoT.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

The business domain

In the business domain, we integrate our IIoT project data with data residing in our Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, and Human Resource Management (HRM) system that run the business. The business domain data sources we will need will align with the business problem we are trying to solve. For example, key ERP modules providing data needed in our supply chain optimization project includes finance (including billing and payment), asset management, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), work planning and scheduling, and Service Lifecycle Management (SLM).

We will broadly classify those ERP, CRM, and HRM systems as Business On-line Transaction Processing Systems, as shown in the following diagram:

Each of these business systems provides specific functionality. We'll now explore how the data in each can be used to augment the supply chain optimization project that we've described...