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Future of Manufacturing

Digitalization as an opportunity

To succeed in the future you need to seize the opportunities provided by digitalization right now. Digitalization promises lower costs, improved production quality, flexibility and efficiency. It brings a shorter response time to customer requests and market demands. Productivity and energy efficiency can increase thanks to an integrated power supply. Solutions for the digital enterprise are already here - regardless of the sector or company size.

Digital Enterprise and Energy for Industry

Digitalization from end to end

Reliable energy supply and digitalization are both crucial aspects for a successful future of the manufacturing industry.

The promises of digitalization

Seizing the opportunities

Digitalization is everywhere. Mobile phones are crammed full of networked applications, automobiles are turning into computers you can drive, refrigerators notify your mobile phone when their inventory is low, and we couldn’t imagine being without online shopping. But digitalization affects more than just end customers – it affects industry, too.

Digitalization in manufacturing

The digitalization of the manufacturing industry is a topic of global interest. New products must be brought to market in ever-shorter timeframes and customers demand much more personalized products. Rapidly changing markets require increased flexibility and an efficient use of resources and energy. All without compromising quality – in fact, sometimes you are required to increase it!

 

Digital enterprise can have a shorter response time to customer requests and market demands, which opens up new and innovative business areas. Discover how digitalization can give an advantage over the competition.

 

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Energy for Industry

Energy as a competitive advantage

The hunger for energy is still high in industrial countries and continues to grow in emerging countries, driven by society as well as by industrial companies. Energy becomes an increasingly important factor in global competition – and an opportunity for higher efficiency, safety, and availability, thanks to digitalization.

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Discover how productivity and energy efficiency can increase thanks to an integrated power supply, allowing participation in the new energy market as an active player.

 

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The process industry needs plants to remain stable and operate without interruption for decades, while also maintaining maximum energy efficiency. Product quality must not fluctuate at all throughout the entire plant’s service life. These companies can benefit from simulating, testing, and optimizing processes and plants before operation in the real world. Gathering and evaluating data on the fly makes it possible to constantly monitor and refine processes. Feedback from the production process and the end customers can be incorporated for further improvement. End-to-end data integration also permits predictive maintenance, which helps avoid unnecessary maintenance work and plant downtime.

In the manufacturing industry, companies have to respond flexibly and efficiently to the individual requests of their customers. The essential factor is getting the desired products to the market as quickly and simply as possible and at the lowest possible price. Digitalization must be considered holistically, because focusing on automation alone is no longer sufficient. The comprehensive, shared database needs to extend from product design to production planning, engineering, production, and services, and also incorporates the suppliers and customers. The experience acquired along the entire value chain then flows back into the design and development processes. This cycle enables both manufacturing companies and mechanical engineers to benefit from all the advantages offered by digitalization.

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References

Innovations that help our customers

Siemens’ solutions for the digital enterprise and for mastering the transformation of the energy systems are already available. They provide the industry to fully benefit from the future of manufacturing.

Albert Friedrich KG paper mill
The Maserati Ghibli
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Optima Consumer GmbH
Petrobras