Simply put, think of the monitoring system like a Fitbit. The Fitbit is actually a monitoring system for your body. It measures your water levels, fats, carbs, energy, weight, heart rate, steps, and it also notifies you when there’s something wrong. Similarly, a monitoring system in the manufacturing industry can monitor data from a variety of components ranging from one machine to an entire plant and can detect defects in real-time. A single device can do it all: monitor system faults, machine failures, downtimes, processing times, cycle times, part counts, production uptimes, overall equipment effectiveness, and reject ratios.