Fuusion Use Case: Real-Time Local Edge Processing 
Mary Roberts
February 22, 2021

Fuusion Use Case: Real-Time Local Edge Processing 

As the owner of a mid-size manufacturing company, you are being challenged daily with how to cohesively manage your data across all your production sites.  You are wanting to analyze data at each site to improve productivity at each site, but also need to track long-term trends to strategically guide your business in the future. 

You have dozens of sites spread through North America from one coast to the other and everywhere in-between. You’re doing brisk business, but you know it could be better. You just need to tap into the data your sites are generating to get to the next level. 

That data could help you to improve sales, figure out where supply chain issues affect production, and to pinpoint inefficiencies at production site levels. Having easier access to real-time (or near real-time) data and historical batch analytics will help to find and address the gaps and issues that are holding you back. 

Generating the data isn’t the problem. You already have terabytes of data being created daily, but it’s just sitting idle for far too long. You need to aggregate and store the data so you can easily get to it when you need it. Additionally, you need to process the data into a format that you can easily analyze with the company software you already have and with cloud services. 

Yes, processes are in place for individual sites, and some analysis has already been done on a one-off basis. But you need an automated process that will allow you to centrally manage all your data from a single machine data point up to the entire company production view. Also, data formats cobbled together for only specific locations don’t help out the bigger picture and slow everything down. You need source data that has not been manipulated so you can provide an even, unbiased account of your business. 

You need consistency across every single site. And you need to process that data automatically in real time. Aggregating it quarterly, like it’s done now, isn’t doing you any good. It seems impossible, or at the least, at an exorbitant cost. You want to analyze data right now across all your sites, without headaches, to improve day to day operations and increase productivity. 

It’s time to start laying the correct groundwork. Define the datasets you need. Nail down the file formats that your company software can use. Start tracking long term trends to strategically guide future business decisions.  This is where Fuusion comes in. 

Fuusion can help you achieve your goals of managing your data across multiple sites.  Plus, it can help you route your data to cloud services so you can run long-term analytics to understand your business trends to ensure future success. 

So how does Fuusion work?  Fuusion connects and ingests data from all your machinery and ERP at each site, no matter where it is located. Not only will it connect and ingest the data, but it can perform pre-defined operations to format and prepare the data for delivery, as well as defining the locations it will go.  Next, Fuusion can process your data locally, in pre-defined formats, and boost the speed at which the data arrives centrally. Your data is then processed in the desired formats, integrated with popular AI/ML frameworks for low-latency inferencing. Lastly, the processed data is routed to the cloud, where it can be aggregated with cloud services so you can compare it to historical data and observe trends from long-term analysis. With the right plan of attack, and the right tools, even the impossible becomes possible! 

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