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Improving Network Performance and Capacity at an Industrial Supply Center

 Improving Network Performance and Capacity at an Industrial Supply Center - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy - Network Security
  • Networks & Connectivity - Network Management & Analysis Software
Applicable Industries
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • National Security & Defense
Applicable Functions
  • Maintenance
  • Product Research & Development
Use Cases
  • Inventory Management
  • Time Sensitive Networking
  • Hardware Design & Engineering Services
  • System Integration
The Challenge
A Fortune 500 industrial supply company experienced consistent network failures multiple times per day when it opened a new distribution center. This downtime halted automation and forced staff to fulfill orders manually, ultimately slowing deliveries and straining customer and supplier relationships. Revenue fell, and future sales were affected. All this when the new center was operating only at 10-20% capacity.
The Customer

Not disclosed

About The Customer
The customer is a Fortune 500 industrial supply company that prides itself on quick delivery of a wide range of products. They needed to ramp up capacity to 100% at their new distribution center but were experiencing consistent network failures that were impacting their operations and customer relationships.
The Solution
Belden performed an in-depth Network Assessment evaluating the existing network’s hardware, configuration, backup systems, scalability, and security posture. Belden identified actionable recommendations to address and resolve the primary causes of the new facility’s system failures, delays, and poor network performance. The recommendations included segmenting the overall network, implementing proactive management, implementing Precision Time Protocol (PTP) for precise timing, employing cable management best practices, and preventing unnecessary network traffic.
Operational Impact
  • [Data Management
    the assessment focuses on data integrity in the core ot network, its availability in data transmission, confidentiality between ot-it, and data management and visualization.
  • [Data Management
    a team of belden engineers and solution consultants evaluated the status of the center’s network across five key focus areas: core ot network (data integrity) network design hardware installed data transmission (data availability) cable & infrastructure
Quantitative Benefit
  • The quantitative benefits of implementing the recommendations from Belden's Network Assessment include improved network performance, reduced network failures and downtime, increased operational efficiency, faster deliveries, improved customer satisfaction, and enhanced supplier relationships.

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