Advancing manufacturing with Microsoft and IoT

The next-generation manufacturer

In today’s digital world, technological advancements combined with external market forces—the new connected consumer, increasing influence of emerging economies, complex regulations governing both products and markets, and more—have catapulted the manufacturing industry into a new era, where the path to profitability is shifting.

For manufacturers to sustain competitive advantage, digital transformation is now essential. Here are some ways manufacturers are creating a culture of innovation:

Engaging customers.

Manufacturers who use digital technologies to innovate all aspects of the customer experience can achieve dramatic revenue lift—up to 3 percent to 7 percent higher annual revenues than less digitally savvy peers.  By creating end-to-end business processes and developing a 360-degree view of their customers, manufacturers can engage with them on a 1:1 basis, delivering personalized marketing, sales, goods, and service.

Empowering employees.

Today’s manufacturing workers require greater mobility and operational control, whether they are on the factory floor, in the showroom, or on the client site. Mobile devices and other collaborative and interactive tools enable rapid review of data, speed decision making, and enable workers to more easily monitor and manage equipment

Optimizing operations.

In today’s world, optimizing is about enabling manufacturers to shift from merely reacting to events, to responding in real time or even preemptively by using existing technology investments—from sensors to enterprise-wide IT systems—and making them work harder. Linking assets, partners, and customers makes collaboration more effective and accelerates time to market.

Transforming products.

Manufacturers are moving product innovation into real time and, with digital technologies, everyone competes on the same playing field. Those that can identify and scale new solutions—using a wealth of data, including IoT-driven insights—can rapidly capture share from competitors.


Get ready to transform your manufacturing business with Microsoft technology

As digitalization takes over the world, manufacturers everywhere need to change to survive. Microsoft has a strong track record of helping organizations in the manufacturing sector realize the business value of digital transformation. That’s because our holistic platform and advanced technologies, open and flexible approach, enterprise-grade solutions, and partner ecosystem build on your existing technology investments and deliver results that can drive competitiveness and growth.


Get more information on Microsoft and the manufacturing industry:


Get ready to transform your manufacturing business with Microsoft technology

As digitalization takes over the world, manufacturers everywhere need to change to survive. Microsoft has a strong track record of helping organizations in the manufacturing sector realize the business value of digital transformation. That’s because our holistic platform and advanced technologies, open and flexible approach, enterprise-grade solutions, and partner ecosystem build on your existing technology investments and deliver results that can drive competitiveness and growth.

 

Get more information on Microsoft and the manufacturing industry:

 

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