Manufacturing is one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors of the global economy. In the US alone, according to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers contribute over $2 trillion a year to the economy. For some perspective, that works out as roughly $1 in every $8.
Advances in cloud computing and convergence of IT and OT are offering great amount of benefits for manufacturers by enabling real-time information, analysis and control to enhance efficiency across all departments of the manufacturing business.
One of such technologies that are set to have a huge impact on manufacturing sector is SD-WAN or software-defined wide-area networks, and, in this article, we’ll be taking a look at five ways in which SD-WAN is benefiting the manufacturing industry.