Under the theme »IoT-based Process Management«, the Fraunhofer IIS works on projects for the use of IoT data (Internet of Things) for analysis and control of spatially distributed processes in production and logistics. Methods of process mapping, which are based on IoT systems, enable a comprehensive view on procedures of physical processes and provide the data basis for process mining methods as process analysis, -control and -optimization.
IoT devices as data source for Process Mining
Automated, real-time data collection during the process execution is provided by IoT technologies, resulting in large amounts of sensor data. A model-based or AI-based generation of events extracts the process-relevant information. Afterwards, process-mining techniques are used to analyze the processes, identify deviations or optimization potentials within the operational processes. After the deduction of recommendations for action, a feedback in the process is following. Automated production planning based on objective data is enabled. IoT devices such as smart tags, RTLS or wearables offer more efficient task processing and new interaction options for process control.