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Improve Production and Visibility

Learn how Cisco helps manufacturers streamline operations. (2:40 min)

Improve Production and Visibility
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Improve Operational Efficiency, Reduce Costs

For manufacturers, market conditions in today's economy are changing at an unprecedented rate. Regardless of size, your company is feeling the pressure of:

  • Increased global competition
  • Faster product cycles
  • Rapid changes in demand
  • Reduced access to capital

To simplify and address these complexities and adapt to market changes, you need to intelligently connect all parts of the value chain. You also want to quickly and easily share information with every department, employee, partner, and customer.


Cisco helps heavy equipment and device manufacturers streamline production processes, improve visibility, and reduce costs. We offer proven solutions, advanced services, and industry-leading partnerships. From collaboration solutions to factory floor networks, Cisco works with manufacturers worldwide to meet their business and operational objectives.


With the emergence of the Internet of Things, manufacturers are already benefitting from an interconnected, networked factory environment where sensors, robots, machines, and more can all be networked. Additional business benefits include:

  • Improve operational efficiency and productivity with Cisco Connected Factory
  • Get to market faster with less downtime
  • Use leading-edge communications and collaboration tools
  • Locate assets, such as tools, machines, and even work-in-process, more easily
  • Increase supply chain flexibility and agility.
  • Adapt to changing markets in real time and improve decision making

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Manage Data in Motion: Read the Manufacturing.net article on the next frontier for manufacturers.

Secure Production Processes: Learn key considerations and best practices.

Power Collaboration: Manufacturing Executive Journal: Streamlined processes speed innovation.