Innovative manufacturers are realizing the value of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by mapping out use cases that translate to immediate business value and outcomes.
In fact, manufacturing represents the largest global industry with “digital value at stake” in the private sector, an estimated $6.1 trillion, according to a recent analysis done by Cisco. The alliance between our two companies, Rockwell Automation and Cisco, has really been focused on helping customers on their digital journey to transform their manufacturing operations to capture this value and business outcomes.
Digital manufacturing has transformed operations at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). For DTNA, success isn't just about controlling costs.
It's about building an agile company that can deliver exactly what the market demands—today and tomorrow. DTNA, a Daimler company, is the largest heavy duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading producer of medium-duty trucks and specialized commercial vehicles, including iconic brands such as Freightliner, Western Star, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Thomas Built, and Detroit.
The Portland manufacturing facility builds a variety of commercial vehicles, including four different models of Western Star trucks. Each model is customized for specific requirements and tailored to every customer's needs, which isn't easy in a mass production environment.