Azure for discrete manufacturing
Keep up with your customers’ needs and drive business transformation by modernising to a smart factory. Through the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) and Microsoft Azure, you’ll gain actionable insights and respond quickly to customer feedback and market trends.
“Our goal is not data for the sake of data, but to embrace the cloud and analytical technologies to deliver more expert insights to the right stakeholders at the right time."
Nick Farrant, Senior Vice President
Keep your customers happy with smart manufacturing
When you modernise, your customers win. Craft innovative customer interactions with connected devices and sensors, build offerings that evolve with your customers by adding specialised features and services over time and foster brand loyalty by continually adding value and improving product designs based on real-time and predictive behavioural analytics.
“With Microsoft, we can build it almost as fast as we can think it. We can exercise the services that fit our use cases and focus on the unique products that energy-market customers expect from us.”
Empower your employees and boost sales
A smart factory helps its employees work smarter, too. Attract new customers with specialised and targeted offerings, improve customer satisfaction through proactive customer engagement and care and increase your sales teams’ productivity by using customer and service data to identify cross-selling and up-selling opportunities.
“With this solution, we are able to reinvent the art of manufacturing.Tools, machines, processes working together, all the way from the customer to the sales interaction, helping us deliver an unprecedented level of field service.”
Create an agile supply chain through IIoT
Streamline your manufacturing process and discover actionable insights in real time with advanced analytics tools and a global, end-to-end view of production, supply and sales. When you’re optimised for efficiency and rapid response, you’ll soften the impact of quality issues and send products and services to market faster.
“What we’re talking about is delivering a degree of collaboration and visibility unheard of in the oil and gas industry. With sensors, software, and the cloud, these disparate assets can become part of a connected enterprise, powered at its core by a rich flow of data.”
Develop innovative products and outpace the pack
Embracing the connectivity of Manufacturing 4.0 helps you keep your competitive edge. Get products right the first time by including real-time product-usage data and customer feedback in the design process; boost collaboration across teams, partners and customers; and cut the cost, waste and lead time of your development cycle.
“By replicating our basic methodology, we can scale quickly to target new diseases. Traditional drug development for pharmaceutical companies takes 10 years or more.”
Solutions for discrete manufacturing
Connected field service
Detect, troubleshoot and resolve issues remotely – a technician is dispatched only when necessary.Learn more about Dynamics 365 for Field Service
Take preventative maintenance to the next level by predicting equipment failures and proactively preventing them.Learn more about predictive maintenance with IoT
Enable end-to-end, remote monitoring of your equipment and product by continuously keeping tabs on their real-time use, performance and asset health.Learn more about remote monitoring with IoT
Related Azure services and Microsoft products
Apps and solutions for IoT manufacturing
Modernise manufacturing processes and deliver more value with apps and solutions that connect your assets and convert big data to actionable insights.