Does the mini factory displayed in this photo remind you of anything? Probably of the time when you were still a child, pressing your nose up against the window of your favorite toy store which irresistibly displayed the best items before Christmas. At SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 we spotted the same excitement, curiosity and desire in the faces of those looking at our demo factory.
But in fact this demo is much more than a fancy toy set up for catching attention. It shows a typical manufacturing process on a small scale. It thus vividly illustrates a great Industrial IoT approach, which has been designed based on the unparalleled combination of Fujitsu IP, our knowledge as a leading global manufacturer and our expertise in SAP applications and SAP HANA.
However, movement within the factory tracked by sensors is just one aspect. A more exciting aspect is to see how this movement immediately becomes visible and usable via one single operational dashboard. A dashboard which captures all relevant data from different sources and allows users to perform duties in one place – without logging into several systems or adding further data feeds. A perfect basis for the transition from mass production to mass customization! And, also a perfect realization of SAP’s claim for “live business”!
This kind of “live business” cannot be realized on just a small scale. Fujitsu Connected Manufacturing already enables enterprises to cut operational and inventory costs, improve asset utilization and product quality and enhance worker safety. For example, it has been successfully implemented at one of the largest meat-processing companies in the world, which now benefits from improved operational efficiency and quality at reduced costs.
To learn more about the challenges and benefits of Industrial IoT solutions please read the White Paper „The Connected Enterprise: Making the Industrial IoT Happen – Right Here, Right Now“. In order to discover more Fujitsu services and solutions that help SAP customers to shape the digital future, please visit: http://sap-simplicity.global.fujitsu.com/