Spring 2016      Issue 17





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Digital Transformation Helps Pfizer Cut Drug Development Time in Half


Getting Quality Control Right


Digitization @Work: The Manufacturing Plant


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In this issue of Cisco Connected Manufacturing, we focus on the digital imperative – the need to transform your business, operations, and technology strategies in order to survive in the competitive marketplace. Every business, no matter the industry, should be undergoing their own digital transformation in order to leverage the unparalleled possibilities digitization presents. With proven industry-specific architectures and technologies, Cisco can help companies digitize data in an integrated way and redefine secure, efficient, and visible operations. To illustrate the potential outcomes, we present a case study of a customer that has already begun their digital journey with outstanding initial results. We have also provided resources and tools to enable you to embark on your own digital journey.

Dan Kern

Senior Marketing Manager

Cisco Manufacturing & Energy Industry Sector


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Daimler Truck North America’s Digital Transformation

The manufacturing renaissance in North America and the resurgence of the freight and transportation industries has powered the recent growth of the trucking industry. Our customer Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), known for the power, reliability, and innovation of its vehicles, is riding this growth with their successful enterprise network upgrade.


The business outcomes included improved visibility to increase business agility and minimize production issues, the implementation of a manufacturing execution system and adoption of new innovative tools on the manufacturing floor, improved mobile communication to maximize uptime and collaboration within the company as well as with external partners, and enhanced asset and part tracking to make operations more efficient.


Read the full blog post here.


Learn more about our work with DTNA in the full case study, through the video, or check out blogs from Chet Nambroodi and Chris White and Joe Kann.


Learn how digital technologies are transforming manufacturing

Drive business outcomes and stay ahead of the competition by accepting change and transforming how you think and operate to become a digital manufacturer.


Watch the video.


Cisco’s digital solutions for manufacturing connect machines, assets, and people across the business. View an infographic that illustrates the business outcomes that result from adopting digital business models.


Cisco’s manufacturing solutions can generate insights, transform processes, and optimize operational performance. Want to see if you’re ready for your digital transformation? Begin your journey here with our Manufacturing Industry Maturity Assessment Tool or click below to get started now!


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