Azure for manufacturing
Keep pace with customer needs and market trends—plus drive business transformation—by modernizing to a smart factory with Azure.
Innovation and technology that’s reshaping the industry
Achieve agility, save costs, and increase resilience in your supply chain by migrating to Azure. Your move to intelligent manufacturing starts with an enterprise-ready cloud that powers complex industrial operations at global scale.
Azure cloud-based technology for industry
To meet the challenges manufacturers face, take a data-centric approach to your business with Azure. Provide personalized experiences, gain visibility across your end-to-end supply chain, and build innovative business models—with secure and scalable manufacturing cloud-based technology.
Transform your workforce
Combine productivity applications, intelligent manufacturing cloud services, and security to transform the way you work. Empower workers to maximize safety and health while improving productivity.
Engage customers in new ways
Build stronger relationships with your customer base by using Azure to deliver better 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 manufacturing innovation and deliver new services
Create new business value and sustainable practices with connected products and digital twins.
Explore some manufacturing use cases for Azure
Remote manufacturing operations
Connect equipment across the factory floor to predict risks, reduce downtime, and optimize operations with intelligence. Track assets and performance, run what-if scenarios, and tune equipment with AI using real-time historical data.
Automated quality control
Use AI systems that detect defects through image recognition and other parameters on the assembly line, allowing for early-stage intervention, improved quality, and reliability in real-time.
Inventory planning and optimization
Use AI and machine learning to combine your existing internal sales data with external data to optimize inventory, increase forecasting accuracy, reduce costs, and enhance customer service levels.
Manufacturing customers are doing great things with Azure
Microsoft named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Industrial IoT Platforms
Build your manufacturing 4.0 practices with these tools
Azure AI and machine learning
Capitalize on the potential of Industry 4.0 with intelligent manufacturing operations and supply chain powered by proven and responsible AI practices.
Azure Industrial IoT
Help securely connect new and existing industrial machinery to the cloud with open manufacturing 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.
Azure Synapse Analytics
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 floor and beyond.
SAP on Azure
Run your IoT manufacturing and supply chain operations with SAP workloads on Azure.
Azure Virtual Desktop
Enable a secure remote desktop experience from virtually anywhere.
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Explore partner manufacturing solutions
Supply Chain Forecast | Inventory
Move beyond spreadsheet planning and generate optimized plans with this easy-to-use, pay-as-you-go supply-chain solution.
Spyglass Connected Factory
Monitor situations that create defects and slow production using Spyglass Connected Factory. Maintain quality and output with suggested previously approved instructions and investigate, validate, and remediate issues.
Sight Machine on Azure
Transform operational technology data into useful information in real time, and make better, faster decisions—anytime, anywhere. Deliver and scale productivity, quality, and sustainability solutions using system-level visibility and dynamic insights into your production needs.
Factory Insights as a Service
Quickly connect individual sites and implement projects across your manufacturing network with this SaaS-based cloud solution. Deliver use cases that build a foundation for digital transformation and provide insights to performance, assets, and workforce.
ABB Ability Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for pulp and paper
Move from a throughput-based environment to a financial production environment with enterprise software that helps you make better decisions by understanding cost impact.
Resources and documentation
- Sustainability within manufacturing
- Learn how Azure helps securely unlock value from industrial data at scale
- The Road to Intelligent Manufacturing: Leveraging a Platform Approach
- Four Cloud Strategies to Deliver Intelligent Manufacturing
- Microsoft Azure IIoT Beyond Predictive Maintenance
- Azure IIoT for the pharmaceutical industry