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MANUFACTURING

Implementing the Digital Transformation for Enterprise Integration and Communication


The Challenge

Although a modern factory floor is equipped with automated processes and advanced machinery, the lack of enterprise-level integration and communication of individual operations makes control of on-the-floor workflows difficult. The integration of operations is key to overcoming efficiency hurdles.

A top U.S. manufacturer had more than 20 applications that operated in silos, which made real-time visibility into the supply chain or workflow problems impossible. The company realized it needed to modernize its operations to consolidate and align applications on the plant floor with its enterprise software.


Our Approach

The manufacturer chose the Cognizant OnePlant™ solution, which brings digital integration to the floor operations of the enterprise and then converts into a blueprint for implementing a transformative manufacturing execution system (MES). It not only helps integrate operational applications with the company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system but also provides access to real-time data.

By applying a uniform context to manufacturing data and providing additional composite capability across multiple processes, the connected strategy helps the company map common event and service models, predict production pain points, adapt to evolving customer needs and solve problems in real time.

Integrated Digital Platform Harmonizes Processes and Improves Operational Agility

Integrating its applications with the help of Cognizant OnePlant™ has led to faster deployment of the manufacturer’s ERP software to its satellite operations with minimal changes to its production operation and shop-floor automation.

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75%

reduction in time of the manufacturer’s planned multi-year digital migration strategy

800

manufacturing units analyzed at multiple facilities

Single platform

designed for complete management analytics on current production workflows


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