When Industrial revolution began in 1760, it transformed the world, shifting the focus from skilled man-power to special-purpose machinery. We could now manufacture goods more quickly, reliably and cost-efficiently. It paved way for thousands of new industries that leveraged the power of machines to produce goods at scale. While machines became good at eliminating repetitive jobs, industries still needed highly-qualified professionals, who could control, monitor and maintain the complicated manufacturing workflows. Industrial automation aims at bringing complete autonomy to the manufacturing sector, allowing businesses to take decisions based on data, rather than intuition. Using M2M (machine-to-machine) communication and network of intelligent sensors, industries can now create fully-automated processes that can take contextual decisions, with minimal human intervention. It's estimated that industrial automation would massively reduce the operational costs of businesses, while improving the cumulative throughput and turnaround time.