Data and intelligence to create a smart factory for Industry 4.0

Data and intelligence to create a smart factory for Industry 4.0

Conventional manufacturing is undergoing a radical transformation. Important driving factors such as ubiquitous, cheap connectivity and instrumentation from machines on the shop floor to the finished product are creating a surge in the amount of data from all sources.

Industry 4.0 applications enabled by the IoT are expected to create a new surge of factory productivity, creating value up to USD 3.7 trillion per year in 2025*

* McKinsey Global Institute “The Internet of Things: Mapping the Value beyond the Hype”

With IBM Watson IoT, you can:

Improve reliability, reduce downtime, enhance quality and optimize production resources

Asset performance management

Create a smart factory with real-time IoT data. Combine IoT with analytics to predict asset degradation or failure when you apply to historical asset performance data, maintenance records, inspection reports and environmental data.

Yield and quality management

IoT data can help manufacturers obtain a detailed and accurate view into production processes and product quality. Generate insights by applying analytics to IoT and production process data.

Aftermarket service enhancement

Aftermarket service enhancement

Use IoT and analytics to detect instances of accelerated wear or replacement to help proactively identify and correct supplier problems, reveal claim trends, streamline recalls and reduce warranty claims and overall costs

Solutions for the factories IoT zone


Improve quality, increase efficiency and optimize performance with the Internet of Things, advanced analytics and cognitive technology

Enterprise asset management

Gain insights from IoT to extend the useful life of equipment and assets. Improve labor utilization, reduce inventory and find the optimum balance between maintenance and operations. 

Product development

Employ continuous engineering principles to deliver smart, connected products and systems so you can innovate in the face of complexity


Link drivers and their cars with the road to improve the driving experience

Learn how IoT technology can help create a smart factory

IoT is changing the way manufacturing organizations create value

Learn how best-in-class manufacturers have adopted IoT technologies

Reap the benefits of Industry 4.0

From the smart factory floor to the finished product, cognitive computing is transforming manufacturing, using factory IoT data to create a detailed view of production, asset health and quality

Client success


Honda R&D

Links drivers and their cars with the road to improve the driving experience

North Star Bluescope Steal

Pioneers approaches to boost worker safety in extreme environments that could include toxic gas, open flames and high heat

Photizo Group

Clients can deliver cartridge replacements just when their customers need them, helping to reduce waste, operate more efficiently and boost profits


Visualizes and extracts insights, delivers a compelling consumer experience and develops smart factory capability



The digital overhaul: Rethinking manufacturing in the digital age

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Top 5 reasons why enterprises must have an IoT strategy

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Digital operations for today's digital world

Unleash entirely new IoT-enabled business models fueled by mobility, cloud and analytics

Industry 4.0 meets Watson IoT

When cognitive manufacturing meets Industry 4.0, deep data insights help to improve reliability, enhance quality and support workers