Today’s technology, particularly smartphones, has changed both the way we receive data and the way we communicate. In what is referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), this instantaneous procurement of data makes life simpler and allows people to connect in ways that used to be impossible. In manufacturing, the connectivity between equipment, devices, and people via sensors offers the same ability to gather data faster and easier. However, instead of receiving the latest news or being notified of someone’s birthday, the information gathered in a manufacturing environment equips a facility with the tools to react to issues in real time and respond more quickly to customer requests. This fundamental shift in how manufacturers can react to manufacturing issues offers tremendous value to operations, and in the drug delivery device industry, provides patients with safe and effective medical devices.