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Digital Transformation Case Study: Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America

IoT Powers up Factory Upgrade

Company: Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Portland, Oregon

Company Size: More than 1000 employees


Challenge

  • Deliver customized vehicles for customers, better and faster
  • Control costs by boosting manufacturing efficiency and uptime
  • Improve agility and scalability to support future production needs

The Solution

  • Pervasive, reliable wireless connectivity throughout factory
  • Converged, easier to manage single plant-to-business network
  • Robust, standards-based security helps DTNA meet compliance needs

Outcomes

  • Improved visibility helps improve business agility and minimize downtime
  • Enables adoption of new innovative tools on the manufacturing floor
  • Improved mobile communication helps DTNA maximize uptime and collaboration
  • Enhanced asset and part tracking makes operations more efficient
As we assemble trucks, we produce and collect a massive amount of data to understand where we are during the assembly of the truck. Our new solution lets us provide dashboard information to our management, stay informed about any parts shortages, and know the status of the vehicle in real time at any time during the process.
- Dieter Haban,
CIO, Daimler Trucks North America