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Cisco IBSG's latest thought leadership for the manufacturing industry, featuring proven solutions to daunting business challenges—and the roadmap for achieving success.
Enterprise IT Service Provision for Oil and Gas Industry
Unearthing Value for the Oil and Gas Industry
Oil and Gas Megaprojects
Using Technology and Collaboration To Drive a Step Change in Value
Connected Services: New Manufacturing Models Increase Revenue Growth
Connected services offer manufacturers the opportunity to develop new business models and create profitable new revenue streams.
Electronics-ization in Automotive
Reinventing the Industry Model To Boost Profitable Innovation
Technology Strategies for Manufacturers
Disrupt or Be Disrupted
Next-Generation Supply Management
Optimizing the supply chain from end to end will result in increased flexibility and resiliency that will help companies regain their momentum in today's global economy.
Dynamic Access to Distributed Expertise Will Shape Successful Enterprises
Smart and Connected Passenger Vehicles
Explore how pervasive connectivity will fundamentally change the automotive landscape.
Active Collaboration Room
CiscoTelePresence with other collaboration components, business models are transformed by accelerating distributed team performance and productivity.
China's Electronics Industry: A Roadmap for Increasing Business Value Through Collaboration and ICT Integration
Analyzing current manufacturing challenges in China. Three collaborative business models are discussed: production, innovation, and customer value.
High-Tech Industry: The Road to Profitability Through Global Integration and Collaboration
Companies need to assess and improve their business capabilities - requiring visionary leadership; executive sponsorship
Smart Industrialization: An Integrated Approach to Increasing Value of Downstream Oil and Petrochemical Investments
This Point of View highlights how smart industrialization can transform industrial economic development, increasing the value of integrated refining and petrochemical manufacturing investments.
Future Vision: The Next Revolution in Production Operations
This paper explores how next-generation information and communication technologies are impacting complex, virtualized operations in industries such as the military.
A Business Case for Connected Vehicles
Executive Summary of the Business Case for Connected Vehicles
From Building Cars to Selling Personal Travel Time Well-Spent
Connected Vehicles and Government
A Catalyst To Unlock the Societal Benefits of Transportation
The Business of Preventing Crashes
Connected Vehicles—Service Providers
Service Providers at a Crossroads
Recent examples of Cisco IBSG's highly successful engagements with key players throughout the manufacturing industry. Each "success story" describes how Cisco IBSG’s guidance enabled the customer to address specific challenges and achieve significant business impact.
Toyota Streamlines Business Processes, Boosts Productivity by 18 Percent
Cisco IBSG improves the productivity of knowledge workers at Toyota by analyzing business processes, eliminating unproductive work, and introducing communications and collaboration technologies.
Cisco IBSG Develops Active Collaboration Environment for Global Manufacturing Giant
Cisco technologies provide a new efficient way for workgroups to collaborate resulting in increased productivity and reduced development costs and business travel expense.
Endesa - Engagement Snapshot
Collaboration with ENDESA Technology Innovation Group to address the benefits of adopting radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for asset tracking and management. Key trends and best practices from Cisco's manufacturing customer supply chains are detailed.
Nagoya Toyopet Improves Productivity and Customer Satisfaction with Integrated Cisco Unified Communications.
The Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Global Manufacturing Practice helps Fortune 500 manufacturing companies across the industry understand the tremendous business benefits of effective information and communications technology strategies. Our areas of focus are:
Our Practice Lead
Dirk Schlesinger is senior director of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Global Manufacturing Practice. He combines his background in aeronautical and astronautical engineering and cross-industry consulting with his passion for life-long learning to help Cisco IBSG customers find "real product-based solutions" that solve their critical business issues. "I like knowing that when I work with a customer, I'm leaving them with a real solution to their issues, more than just a set of recommendations."
Schlesinger's work experience is broad-ranging. For example, while a vice president and director with the Boston Consulting Group, he worked with utility customers, encountering the concept of the Smart Grid, an IP-enabled platform that facilitates large-scale inclusion of renewable energy sources. His work on Smart Grid turned into a Cisco market adjacency that after two years became a Cisco business unit.
In addition to leading the Global Manufacturing team, Schlesinger also leads a cross-disciplinary, cross-Cisco team focused on Smart Vehicles, an initiative that looks at the many ways that networking technology can be applied to the vehicle on the road.
The Plant of the Future: 3D Printing
More flexibility in production processes
A Common Vision is Ethernet/IP
IBSG: Cisco's Secret Weapon
Smart Mobility Management:
Automation in the Cloud
Mahindra and Cisco to Collaborate in Areas Such as Smart Cities, Virtual Dealership, Sports and Entertainment, and Cloud Services
The Upgradeable Car: A Software Influenced Future for the Auto Industry