Azure for manufacturing

Keep pace with customer needs and market trends – and drive business transformation – by modernising to a smart factory with Azure.

Embrace the promise of the fourth industrial revolution

Achieve agility, save costs and increase resilience in your supply chain by migrating to Azure – an enterprise-ready cloud capable of powering complex industrial operations at global scale. Start on the path to intelligent manufacturing with technological underpinnings that you can rely on at every stage of the journey.

Explore some manufacturing use cases for Azure

Remote manufacturing operations

Harness critical factory and plant data and control key production outcomes remotely. Track assets and performance, run what-if scenarios and tune equipment with AI using real-time and historical data.

Automated quality control

Increase production accuracy, repeatability and quality. Identify and mitigate defects before they reach customers. Identify root causes, issue proactive alerts and launch on-site investigations in real time.

Inventory planning and optimisation

Use your existing internal sales data in combination with external data to optimise inventory, increase forecasting accuracy, reduce costs and enhance customer service levels with AI and machine learning.

Manufacturing customers are doing great things with Azure

Microsoft named a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms

Build your manufacturing 4.0 practices with these tools

Azure AI and machine learning

Capitalise on the promise of Industry 4.0 with intelligent operations and supply chain powered by proven, secure and responsible AI.

Azure Industrial IoT

Securely connect new and existing industrial machinery to the cloud with open solutions that support brownfield connectivity and enable system interoperability.

Azure Stack

Build and deploy hybrid and edge computing intelligent manufacturing applications and run them consistently across location boundaries.

Azure Synapse Analytics

Collect, store, process, analyse and visualise your operational and supply chain data of any variety, volume or velocity to pave your way to smart manufacturing.

High-performance computing

Rapidly iterate on product design to reduce time to market and improve product quality with scalable and secure on-demand infrastructure.

Mixed reality

Blend your digital world and physical world to create immersive, collaborative experiences across the manufacturing factory floor and beyond.

SAP on Azure

Run your IoT manufacturing and supply chain operations with SAP workloads on Azure.

Windows Virtual Desktop

Quickly deploy virtual desktops and apps to enable secure remote work.

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Explore partner solutions



PTC gives global manufacturers solutions that speed up product and service innovation, improve efficiency and increase productivity.



ABB drives performance to new levels by connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio.

Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder delivers all critical aspects of the digital supply chain, from visibility to orchestration to machine learning.



SAP Digital Supply Chain helps companies of every size and industry manage entire supply chains digitally – from design and planning to manufacturing and operations.

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