Smart Factory Package enables Southeast Asian manufacturers of all sizes to improve operational performance with better data-driven decision support
SINGAPORE, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TKO:9432), and AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, announced today the launch of the Smart Factory Package in Singapore. The solution, powered by AVEVA's leading industrial software Wonderware and NTT Com cloud computing platform 'Enterprise Cloud', offers a highly effective and cost-efficient approach for manufacturers to embark on their digital transformation journeys to help streamline and simplify operations.
The manufacturing sector in Southeast Asia and globally is undergoing a period of disruption, with industry players looking to exploit advanced technologies to improve productivity and transform business processes. McKinsey recently reported that 96% of manufacturing companies in Southeast Asia believe digital transformation will create new business models, yet only 13% have begun their transformation journeys. Common obstacles of adoption include a lack of information, internal integration and talent.
By combining the industry leading cloud platform offered by NTT Com and AVEVA's expertise as an industrial and engineering software leader, the Smart Factory Package addresses these challenges by empowering Southeast Asian manufacturers to seamlessly kickstart their digital journeys in a cost-effective and scalable manner. The Smart Factory Package takes advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and combines pervasive network sensors, a scalable cloud platform and advanced analytics capabilities to unlock the value of industrial data. Manufacturers can then leverage the industrial data for business intelligence or decision support, resulting in greater intelligence, efficiency and opportunity.
"The Internet of Things is a major force driving digital business strategies on a global scale. Manufacturers in Southeast Asia cannot risk failing to capture the plethora of opportunities made possible by this technology. The Smart Factory Package is a ready-to-go solution that allows manufacturers to start small and scale up as quickly as needed to help successfully navigate their digital transformation journeys. Partnering with AVEVA marks our continued commitment to meet growing customer demands for disruptive digital solutions, further strengthening our presence in the smart manufacturing market," said Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Director Cloud and Managed Services, NTT Singapore Pte Ltd.
The launch of the Smart Factory Package is the next step by NTT Com to provide industry leading technology solutions for businesses of all sizes. Manufacturing customers, such as equipment manufacturers, have already reaped the benefits of the NTT Com Enterprise Cloud Computing platform through improved product reliability and reduced maintenance costs.
"The leading Cloud solution by NTT Com complements AVEVA's asset and operations management software portfolio by offering manufacturers a robust suite of analytics, mobility and IIoT technologies, meeting the basic industry principles of simplicity, fast turnaround and cost control. The Smart Factory Package streamlines how manufacturers can monitor and control their current state of operations -- either within a single plant or across the enterprise -- with easily consumable and actionable intelligence. By removing information silos, it is possible to improve efficiency and profitability, while maximising return on capital across the manufacturing value chain," said Doug Warren, Vice President of Strategic Partnership, AVEVA.
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NTT Communications solves the world's technology challenges by helping enterprises overcome complexity and risk in their ICT environments with managed IT infrastructure solutions. These solutions are backed by our worldwide infrastructure, including industry leading, global tier-1 public and private networks reaching over 190 countries/regions, and more than 400,000m2 of the world's most advanced data center facilities. Our global professional services teams provide consultation and architecture for the resiliency and security required for your business success, and our scale and global capabilities are unsurpassed. Combined with NTT Data, NTT Security, NTT DOCOMO and Dimension Data, we are NTT Group.
AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software driving digital transformation across the entire asset and operational life cycle of capital-intensive industries. The company's engineering, planning and operations, asset performance, and monitoring and control solutions deliver proven results to over 16,000 customers across the globe. Its customers are supported by the largest industrial software ecosystem, including 4,200 partners and 5,700 certified developers. AVEVA is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 4,400 employees at 80 locations in over 40 countries.
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 McKinsey & Company, Industry 4.0: Reinvigorating ASEAN Manufacturing for the Future, February 2018
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