Digital Performance Management at Hannover Messe

Written by: Dave Hauser

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At Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industry, more than 4,000 companies from the mechanical engineering, electrical, and digital industries, as well as the energy sector, will showcase technologies and solutions for a connected and climate-neutral industry. Best-in-class innovations and products will be on full display – from digitization and automation of complex production processes to the use of hydrogen to power factories to the use of software to reduce industry’s carbon footprint.

PTC, Microsoft, and TCS come together to help digitize manufacturing

PTC, Microsoft, and TCS have come together to accelerate the digital transformation journey by enabling manufacturers to capture and sustain double-digit efficiency improvement in just a few months' time.

PTC’s innovative solution, Digital Performance Management (DPM) provides a complete closed-loop digital thread to identify, resolve, and validate efficiency improvements at digital speed. DPM leverages the power, security, and scalability of the Microsoft Azure platform from edge to cloud.  TCS provides the experience and capability to rapidly deploy and connect DPM to relevant systems thereby enabling manufacturers to capture impact with speed and at scale.

DPM’s unique digital thread approach to systematically identify, prioritize, resolve, and validate efficiency gains creates a direct link to positive P&L impact – double digit improvement in revenue growth and cost reduction.  

“Many manufacturers use KPIs such as OEE to measure performance, however, most still struggle to identify and solve the root causes. The combined capabilities of PTC, Microsoft, and TCS provide actionable visibility to production losses and prioritization of corrective actions in a continuous closed-loop fashion. The cloud-based architecture of the DPM solution also enables scale across different production sites, supply chains, and product lifecycles,” says David Breaugh, Manufacturing Sales Leader for Americas at Microsoft. “Through an agile approach, we’ve applied pre-integrated, proven technologies and services that can scale quickly, delivering accretive value and a compelling ROI (Return on Investment) for customer investments.”

“This Industry program brings the combined capabilities of TCS, Microsoft, and PTC to help manufacturers with their next generation roadmap and implementation. TCS neural manufacturing solutions on Azure and our depth of domain knowledge in scale enables manufacturers to realize accelerated ROI, rapid scale and a future-ready architecture for new use cases and scenarios,” says Binu Jacob, Head - IoT, Microsoft Business Unit, TCS.

The combined industry solution creates an enduring digital transformation blueprint for digital manufacturing practitioners – paving a pathway to robust bottom-line results that include maximized revenue, higher throughput, decreased operating expenses, boosted sustainability... and happier customers.

"DPM is providing tremendous value for all types of manufacturers, from low-volume complex discrete manufacturing to high-volume batch production. The solution pairs powerful technologies such as IoT, analytics, and cloud, with continuous improvement best practices to align and prioritize improvement opportunities with maximum financial value. Customers that deploy DPM routinely see measurable and traceable double-digit improvement within just the first few months of use and frontline workers appreciate and value the collaboration capability embedded within the DPM System.  One DPM client captured a $2.5 million increase in revenue on just a single line. The DPM solution is transforming operations and changing the game for manufacturers," says Jordan Coffman, Director of IOT Sales and Strategic Initiatives at PTC.

Come visit us

Intrigued? Come see more at Hannover Messe. DPM is featured in the Microsoft booth #G06 Hall 17, and experts from PTC, TCS, and Microsoft will show you how they can create a digital transformation blueprint for your factory operations and deliver financial and operational value.

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About the Author

Dave Hauser

Dave Hauser is the Global Head of the Microsoft Partnership and has global partner responsibility for the partner strategy, go-to-market, and overall partner management. Prior to PTC, Dave held sales and marketing leadership positions where he developed and managed teams that drove high growth. Dave holds a B.A. in Economics and History from the University of California, San Diego and a MBA from Boston College.