Cisco’s IoT Suc­cesses in In­dia

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Mahin­dra and Mahin­dra In­creases Op­er­a­tional Ef­fi­cien­cies and Im­proves En­ergy Man­age­ment

For many man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies to­day, the op­por­tu­nity to con­nect peo­ple, process, data, and things cre­ated by the In­ter­net of Ev­ery­thing (IoE) presents a new way to look at fac­tory au­to­ma­tion. The op­por­tu­nity for dig­i­tal in­no­va­tion of­ten arises when a com­pany is ex­pand­ing ca­pac­ity or build­ing a new pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity. Mahin­dra and Mahin­dra, one of In­dia’s lead­ing au­tomak­ers, seized the op­por­tu­nity to de­ploy a con­nected fac­tory of the fu­ture at their new Chakan fa­cil­ity. As they pre­pared for a brand new plant, Mahin­dra and Mahin­dra saw the op­por­tu­nity to re­think the de­sign of their man­u­fac­tur­ing oper­a­tions for greater flex­i­bil­ity and agility. Com­bined with their de­sire to em­brace the lat­est tech­nol­ogy, the com­pany looked for a man­u­fac­tur­ing process that used dig­i­tal man­u­fac­tur­ing tools and a high-level IT ar­chi­tec­ture for the plant. With the help of Cisco, Mahin­dra and Mahin­dra mi­grated from a tra­di­tional IT sys­tem to a dy­namic, in­te­grated, real-time and con­nected en­vi­ron­ment with uni­fied com­mu­ni­ca­tions. By au­tomat­ing all as­pects of pro­duc­tion— from top floor to shop floor, the com­pany pro­vides IT with vis­i­bil­ity on all 20,000 IT and op­er­a­tional tech­nol­ogy (OT) sys­tems from the com­mand cen­ter. To­day, Mahin­dra and Mahin­dra have re­duced their changeover time on the shop floor and im­proved qual­ity as a re­sult of dis­cov­er­ing is­sues sooner. Bet­ter de­ci­sions are made due to more ac­cu­rate and timely re­port­ing, and con­nect­ing peo­ple and equip­ment on the fac­tory floor over Wi-Fi has helped them with higher out­put. With a con­nected fac­tory, Mahin­dra and Mahin­dra is em­brac­ing the IoE for bet­ter en­ergy man­age­ment and in­creased op­er­a­tional ef­fi­cien­cies, lead­ing the com­pany to pro­duce state-of-the-art, en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly ve­hi­cles of the fu­ture.

Ben­e­fits:

• Re­duced changeover time on the shop floor

• Im­proved qual­ity with the abil­ity to track the man­u­fac­tur­ing process in real time

• Im­proved re­port­ing with the abil­ity to drill down to gain a deeper un­der­stand­ing

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