Connected Manufacturing

Connected Manufacturing

Cisco Connected Manufacturing Solutions offer a suite of collaborative solutions that integrated information and processes spanning the entire manufacturing value chain. Solutions help increase the rate of innovation in research and development; enable supply chains to adapt to changing markets; improve the efficiency and flexibility to production processes; and enhance customer experience in sales and service functions.

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Connected Manufacturing


The Network is the Platform for Responsive Manufacturing
With Cisco Connected Manufacturing solutions in place, you have access to more accurate and timely information throughout your organization and supply chain. This allows you to make better–informed decisions more quickly. Collaboration tools and enhanced communications can help you manage increasingly complex product lines and introduce new and updated products more quickly and efficiently.

The Cisco Connected Manufacturing portfolio of solutions helps you be more connected, responsive, and competitive throughout the value chain. They can help you:

  • Increase the rate of innovation in research and development
  • Improve production efficiency and flexibility
  • Adapt your supply chain to changing markets
  • Enhance customer intimacy in sales and service

Solution Descriptions

  • Overview Demo: Understand the vision of Cisco Connected Manufacturing. Launch Flash  
  • Solution Overview: Learn how Cisco Connected Manufacturing provides the industrial industrial products and collaboration solutions designed to provide your business a solid platform for growth. Read the Overview. pdficon  (342 KB)

Discover the Benefits

  • Learn how Connected Factory allows you to be more competitive and responsive Launch Flash  video icon (Media - 05:08 min)
  • Industrial Ethernet for Control Engineers: Understand Ethernet technology and its benefits in the data networking environment in "Industrial Ethernet: A Control Engineer's Guide White Paper."


Enhance Your Operations, Improve Your Business
Flexibility, efficiency, and productivity are the keys to success in today's manufacturing environments. Solutions for operational excellence address these needs by providing visibility across your supply chain, giving you the ability to make informed business decisions, respond quickly to events on the factory floor, and collaborate easily with partners, suppliers, and customers.

We provide the strategies and resources you need to achieve faster issue resolution, track orders and supplies in real time, and minimize inventory shortages.


Cisco TelePresence for Manufacturing
Improve communications among design and account teams, partners, and suppliers worldwide while reducing travel costs.

Ethernet to the Factory
Connect your factory to your corporate office and improve the efficiency and flexibility of your production operations.

Secure Wireless Plant
Take advantage of wireless and sensor technologies to improve process operations and increase productivity and efficiency.

Location-Based Services
Manage and control the material goods and products within your supply chain, and oversee the people who work throughout.

The Cisco and Pelco Industrial Wireless Video Surveillance Solution
Gain greater visibility into system and employee activities with high-quality, real-time information from video monitoring.

Unified Communications for Manufacturing
Simplify communication across your entire value chain for employees, suppliers, production, engineering, and management teams.


Reduce time to market, increase product pipeline success rate, and improve new product vitality while reducing R &D costs with enhanced collaboration between customers, engineering, manufacturing, sales and channel

Collaborative Product Lifecycle Management
The Cisco Collaborative PLM solution with PTC combines Cisco's industry-leading Unified Communications with PTC's Windchill PLM application to help manufacturers manage the engineering process workflow to contain costs, maintain quality, improve productivity, and meet traceability requirements.

Distributed Research and Development
The Cisco Distributed R&D solution with Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) offers an integrated technology that combines Cisco's powerful networks with PTC's PLM and Pro/Engineer CAD applications.

Cisco TelePresence for Manufacturing
By providing an in-person experience with remote users, Cisco TelePresence enables manufacturers to improve collaboration between globally distributed design and account teams, partners, and suppliers.

Supply Chain

Respond Quickly, Operate Efficiently
Today's manufacturers must adapt to changing markets or see their business diminish as customers, partners, and suppliers look to competitors that can provide what they want, when they want it. Cisco solutions for supply-chain agility address this need by helping you respond quickly to changing conditions and operate more effectively.

Our solutions take a holistic approach, securely extending access, visibility, and data integration to the whole supply chain. They also provide the resources you need to share information more effectively with suppliers, partners, and plants, helping you make better decisions faster.


Distributed Manufacturing with Cisco and SAP
Get end-to-end oversight of your manufacturing processes and respond quickly to shifting market and operational conditions.

UC Voice Picking Solution
Boost worker productivity and move goods quickly and accurately through your supply chain with this mobile voice solution.

Unified Communications for Manufacturing
Simplify communication across your entire value chain for employees, suppliers, production, engineering, and management teams.

Case Studies

Industry News

  • FROM THE BACK OFFICE TO THE SUPPLY CHAIN Manufacturing 2.0 : Next Generation
  • Network world Boeing Turns to Wireless LAN when a Key Part Goes Missing

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Supply Chain Agility

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