From Warehouse to Enterprise with Edge Computing

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In response to the increasing demand for hand sanitizer in 2020, Emerald 66 Enterprises (E66) set up shop in an empty denim processing plant in Seminole, Okla. In only three months, with the help of system integrator Northeast Automation Company Inc. (NACI), E66 had automated packaging lines producing up to 1 million bottles of hand sanitizer a week in a cGMP-compliant facility; and the company continues to expand its core capabilities at a rapid clip.Let’s examine the technologies and techniques used to achieve competitive advantage in a challenging market environment.A rotary filler/capper unit at Emerald 66.Getting down to businessWhen E66 hired NACI to automate its bottling and packaging process, the company understood it was competing against low-paid, high-volume workforces operating manually and believed it could use technology to do more...