Azure for manufacturing
Keep pace with customer needs and market trends—plus drive business transformation—by modernizing 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 down the path to intelligent manufacturing with technological underpinnings that you can rely on at every stage of the journey.
Azure cloud-based technology for industry
Provide personalized experiences, gain visibility across your end-to-end supply chain, and unlock innovative business models—with secure and scalable cloud-based technology.
Transform your workforce
Combine productivity applications, intelligent cloud services, and security to transform the way you work.
Engage customers in new ways
Deliver relevant customer experiences across marketing, sales, and service channels.
Build more agile smart factories
Create the smart factory of the future today with IT, OT, and open, scalable, and trustworthy industrial IoT.
Create more resilient supply chains
Improve service resilience and profitability with intelligent supply chain planning and execution.
Unlock innovation and deliver new services
Engineer new business value with sustainable products and digital services
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 optimization
Use your existing internal sales data in combination with external data to optimize inventory, increase forecasting accuracy, reduce costs, and enhance customer service levels with AI and machine learning.
Manufacturing customers are doing great things with Azure
Build your manufacturing 4.0 practices with these tools
Capitalize on the promise of Industry 4.0 with intelligent operations and supply chain powered by proven, secure, and responsible AI.
Securely connect new and existing industrial machinery to the cloud with open solutions that support brownfield connectivity and enable system interoperability.
Build and deploy hybrid and edge computing intelligent manufacturing applications and run them consistently across location boundaries.
Collect, store, process, analyze, and visualize your operational and supply chain data of any variety, volume, or velocity to pave your way to smart manufacturing.
Rapidly iterate on product design to reduce time to market and improve product quality with scalable and secure on-demand infrastructure.
Blend your digital world and physical world to create immersive, collaborative experiences across the manufacturing factory floor and beyond.
Run your IoT manufacturing and supply chain operations with SAP workloads on Azure.
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 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.