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Architecting Connected Manufacturing

Three Keys to Operational Efficiency

Next Steps

Today's manufacturing processes, administrative systems, and even control systems are usually isolated in separate "information silos" on different proprietary networks, limiting the availability and integration of data needed to quickly make time-sensitive decisions.

Manufacturing organizations can bridge these silos by adopting an architectural approach that describes business processes and the IT interfaces and interactions that work together to support them. This approach also defines reusable IT services such as compute, storage, application, and network communications that support business processes across the organization. Among the benefits are:

  • Cost savings
  • Fast deployment of new capabilities
  • More innovative approaches to solving business challenges

Enhance Business Applications

Manufacturing companies depend on a diverse set of industry-specific applications, and using services to replace or enhance common application features has long been a strategy that provides key benefits:

  • Greater standardization and centralization of control over the application environment
  • Improved user experience
  • New capabilities

Cisco technologies provide common network-based services that are available throughout the manufacturing enterprise and can be used and reused by different business and manufacturing applications.

By deploying Cisco Connected Manufacturing solutions, your business can increase operational efficiency and achieve cost savings and faster time to capability by helping you become more connected, responsive, and competitive throughout the value chain.