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Case Study: Daimler Trucks

Orange semi-truck rolls off the Daimler assembly line

Connected assembly: A better way to build trucks

With its new Cisco and Rockwell Automation architecture in place, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) manages production throughout the plant more effectively using mobile devices and gains real-time visibility across processes.

Summary

Aerial view of the Daimler assembly line

Challenges

  • 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
Daimler factory

Solutions

Employee on the factory floor

Results

  • Improved visibility to support business agility and minimize downtime
  • Adopted new innovative tools on the manufacturing floor
  • Improved mobile communication which maximizes uptime and collaboration
Daimler employee checks the cab of a semi-truck

What they're saying

"We’re just in the beginning of a new, exciting area— the Internet of Things and big data. Data is the new currency, and Cisco and Rockwell Automation will help us get the most out of it."

Dieter Haban, CIO, Daimler Trucks North America
Daimler Trucks North America headquarters sign

Who is Daimler Trucks?

Industry: Manufacturing
Location: Portland, Oregon
Company size: 1,000+ employees

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