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Introducing Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing

Manufacture a more resilient and sustainable future through open standards and ecosystems​.

Manufacture a sustainable future now

Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing is designed to deliver capabilities that support the core processes and requirements of the industry. These end-to-end manufacturing solutions include released and new capabilities that seamlessly connect people, assets, workflow and business processes, empowering organisations to be more resilient.

Digitally empower your workforce

Reskill your workers and increase customer satisfaction with new digital experiences.

Operate safe and agile factories

Build the productive, smart factory of the future with industrial IoT, cloud, AI and mixed reality.

Create more resilient supply chains

Improve end-to-end supply chain visibility, agility and profitability through intelligent planning and execution, demand sensing and traceability.

Unlock innovation and new services

Accelerate the engineering of new business value using digital feedback loops and digital twins.

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Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing

Digitally enable your workforce with smart solutions

Empower your next-generation workforce, equipping them with the skills and tools to safely keep up with the new complexities and speed of digital manufacturing.

Enable people and teams to be productive from anywhere

Connect frontline workers, office workers and customers with the secure collaboration and information management tools needed to support remote work.

Redefine training, engagement and knowledge transfer

Overcome skills gaps and boost employee collaboration across the value chain with mixed-reality devices and applications to maximise engagement, gain insights and enhance productivity.

Enable a safe return to work

Reopen and operate responsibly with solutions to monitor intelligently, protect continuously and augment behavioural insights.

Create the agile factory of the future

Drive new levels of agility, safety, productivity and innovation using IoT, cloud-based computing, AI and mixed reality.

Simplify industrial IoT and OT security

Protect industrial IoT and OT environments with continuous asset discovery, vulnerability management and threat detection.

Connect people, products and processes

Provide a 360-degree view of overall plant systems and workflow that allows operators to analyse problems and enhance workflow efficiency.

Improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

Build agile factories and manufacturing processes with predictive technologies, IoT and mixed reality to improve throughput, quality and delivery while reducing costs.

Optimise manufacturing processes with AI

Improve production efficiency and reduce downtime – without requiring data scientists – using AI-powered automation.

Improve supply chain resilience and minimise supply chain disruption

Connect internal and external supply chain, customer and market data to drive supply chain visibility, optimise your planning and intelligently manage your inventory needs.

Build more predictability in your operations

Unify data across systems in your supply chain to drive agility and respond quickly to market changes without sacrificing innovation and speed – using intelligent business apps and advanced analytics.

Build and deliver new products and services

Accelerate innovation by designing, simulating and validating products through digital twins.

Accelerate product development with CAD, PLM and simulation

Develop products faster by leveraging the limitless, high-performance computing power of the cloud.

Build digital twins and digital thread capability for your products and services

Create a digital representation of real-world things, places, business processes and people.

Create new digital services and business models

Improve your market position by building a digital platform that enables you to create new service models.

Deliver effective customer outcomes

Improve customer satisfaction, engagement and profit margins by helping your marketers, sellers and service agents understand the customer while engaging remotely and digitally across channels.

Drive meaningful actions

Bring together transactional, behavioural and demographic data in real time to create an AI-infused, 360-degree view of your customers.

Streamline sales execution

Empower sales teams to close new and recurring revenue with speed, predictability and profit.

Gain visibility into products and services

Enable teams to exceed service expectations by predicting, detecting and resolving service issues before your customers even know there’s a problem.

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