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The Connected Enterprise™

Make Smart Manufacturing Work for You

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Smart manufacturing is the gateway to digital transformation. Connected smart devices open new windows of visibility into processes. Data and analytics enable better and faster decision making. Seamless connectivity spurs new collaboration.

The Connected Enterprise™ makes all this possible. It converges plant-level and enterprise networks, and securely connects people, processes, and technologies.


Digital Transformation

Better Data and Digitized Processes Can Revolutionize Your Business

New insights that are revealed through better data access can help you reduce bottlenecks, implement demand-based decisions, and improve maintenance. Greater digitization can help you reduce downtime and improve profitability. Digital twins, for example, can be used to optimize machine designs or test production changes before you implement them. Connected products or services can create entirely new revenue streams.

The technologies that are required for digital transformation exist already. Learn more about how they can reshape your connected enterprise.


Smart Manufacturing

What Connected Technologies and Strategies are Right for You?

Smart manufacturing and industrial operations embrace a new way forward. This new direction is highly connected so devices and processes can be continually monitored and optimized.

Smart operations require the use of new and disruptive technologies, from analytics and mobile to collaborative machines. These technologies communicate with each other and adapt to internal and external conditions. Smart operations also require new strategies that make the most of these technologies to create flexible, efficient, responsive, and secure operations.

Learn how new technologies and strategies can help you create a connected enterprise.

Global manufacturers expect digitization will help them, on average, increase annual revenues by 2.9% while reducing costs by 3.6%.

PwC 2016 Global Industry 4.0 Survey

Case Studies

The Connected Enterprise in Action

Many organizations are already making The Connected Enterprise™ a reality. They converge networks to create a common production platform, and gain unprecedented access to data. They see real business results, that include:

  • Productivity increases of 4...5% per year
  • Waste reductions that result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings
  • Faster time to market, which includes plants that become operational in weeks instead of months
  • Quality improvements that result in defects being cut in half
  • On-time delivery increases from 82...98%

See how organizations turn their connected enterprise journeys into success stories.


Enabling The Connected Enterprise

Automotive

Put the Industrial Internet of Things to work for you. Integrated automation and information open the door to new productivity-enhancing innovations that include self-aware equipment and collaborative robots.

Food and Beverage

Through The Connected Enterprise, we help food and beverage manufacturers offer a more agile response to the change in consumer tastes.

Oil and Gas

In a dynamic industry like oil and gas, you are continually challenged to find new ways to achieve greater efficiencies across your production environments. Big data integration can be that new game changer.

Mining, Metals & Cement

A connected mine offers major opportunities for mining companies to improve operational efficiencies, reduce safety risks, and drive better decision making.

Life Sciences

Enabling innovations like the Internet of Things, network convergence, cloud computing, big data and analytics, and mobility can help life science industries operate effectively.

Wastewater

Wastewater companies that use an integrated control and visualization system can expect reductions in design time. They can also experience enhanced process control with advanced networking and diagnostic capabilities. Increased access to process data offers better preventive and predictive maintenance.

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