Customer Use Cases for Vending MachineService IoT and Remote Monitoring
Pre-Built Solutions for Vending Machine
The Internet of Things is helping vending machine operators more effectively respond to consumer demand and boost operational efficiency.
DataSar IoT vending solutions help make vending machine management simple and effective: Monitor inventory levels to ensure that vending machines are well-stocked with popular products.
Use real-time data to respond to customer demand and adjust pricing for maximum profitability. Improve the security of machines to reduce tampering and product loss.
Also, it provides a touchless option for purchase option and payment.
The vending industry is undergoing a sea change, taking advantage of new technologies to go beyond just delivering snacks to creating a new retail location. Intelligent vending machines can be found in many public locations as well as company facilities, selling different types of goods and services, including even computer accessories, gold bars, tickets, and office supplies. With increasing sophistication, they may also provide time- and location-based data pertaining to sales, inventory, and customer preferences. But at the end of the day, vending machine operators know greater profitability is driven by higher sales and lower operating costs.
Manufacturers face challenges such as defective products, on-time delivery slippage, excessive scrap and rework, unacceptable equipment downtime, and supply chain disruption. As the number of assets and production facilities increases, it becomes more difficult to diagnose and react to these challenges in a timely and scalable manner. Such difficulties can have cascading effects on production schedules and translate to higher production costs, lost profits, missed order fulfillment and reputational damage. Information silos and manual data collection add complexity to making near real-time operational decisions.
It is imperative that its machines operate reliably and that parts and materials are available at every production step, to ensure that products being made meet quality standards. DataSar Manufacturing Insights from Kangiten leverages AI and machine learning (ML) techniques to provide answers to these challenges, by connecting data from man, machines, method, and materials for situational awareness.
Modern consumers expect a convenient and personalized shopping experience, which often requires retailers to provide more innovative solutions that take shopping beyond the four walls of a traditional retail location. Wireless solutions make it easy for retailers to conduct business anywhere, which has encouraged many vending and kiosk operators to turn to the Internet of Things (IoT) to help them improve customer satisfaction while increasing revenues and reducing overall costs.
Manufacturers are under constant pressure to minimize downtime, improve quality, and respond faster to individual customer requirements, all while lowering costs.
The DataSar Manufacturing Apps are pre-built solutions that can be installed in less than 60 minutes without disrupting production. These apps provide manufacturers with real-time visibility into factory floor operations, from individual dataSar’s to assets to plants to enterprise-wide operations.
The DataSar Manufacturing Apps and building blocks help you improve operational efficiency and workforce productivity across the shop floor by equipping workers with role-based apps that bridge IT and OT, enabling your teams to view, understand, and act on industrial data in real-time. These apps and building blocks are built on the DataSar Industrial IoT platform to accelerate time to value.
Use On-premises or in the Cloud
Leverage DatSar IoT on-premises as part of your local IoT ecosystem or make use of the platform as a cloud service. Work behind your firewall while interfacing with edge gateways and cloud providers. If planning to use DataSar on-premises, do not hesitate to get in touch with us to explore the possibilities.