Whom do we actually call an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or a Manufacturer.
Image below will give you a difference:
IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) can be implemented by both OEMs and manufacturers.
An OEM that produces sensors and controllers for industrial machinery can incorporate IIoT capabilities into their products to enable real-time data collection, monitoring, and analysis. This can help their customers, the manufacturers, to optimize their production processes, identify potential issues before they cause downtime, and reduce maintenance costs.
On the other hand, a manufacturer can implement IIoT in their own facilities to improve production efficiency and reduce waste. For instance, they can use IIoT sensors to monitor equipment health and predict maintenance needs, or to track the flow of raw materials and finished goods throughout their facilities in real-time.
In summary, both OEMs and manufacturers can benefit from implementing IIoT in their respective production processes to enhance performance, reduce costs, and increase competitiveness.