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Manufacturing

Suitable products in the right place thanks to powerful system architecture

In addition to technological leadership, successful digital transformation is becoming increasingly important for the economic success of industrial companies. This includes the digitization and optimization of the entire production and value chain from sourcing to pinpoint delivery, as well as digital products and business models that focus on the customer and his expectations and thus offer him tangible added value.


Such a change cannot be implemented overnight because it requires a digital strategy that is anchored throughout the company. In the course of implementation, not only must the IT infrastructure, data architecture, IT security and processes be aligned with the new requirements, but cooperation within the company and with customers must also be reshaped and tared. As many international companies are already setting standards in digitization, it is crucial to start now.

Manufacturing
André Schmid
Head of Manufacturing
+41 58 411 95 94

The advancing digitalization from logistics to the customer experience demands a mature system architecture.

The ongoing digital transformation in the industry (Industry 4.0) focuses not only on the further optimization of business and production processes but also on the development and use of new customer experiences and often even leads to the development of new business models. Smart and target-oriented information technology leads to competitive advantages and increased efficiency, which enable Swiss industrial companies to position themselves successfully in international markets.


The digital technologies available today and their use also enable industrial companies to transform their production into a "Smart Factory" and benefit from many advantages at the same time: Integrated networking optimizes collaboration with suppliers and customers. This leads to more efficient supply chain management and simplifies planning processes. Seamless tracking of the flow of goods, resources and quality increases transparency and leads to improved logistics processes. The use of artificial intelligence helps to identify divergences at an early stage and to react quickly to them. In this way, Smart Manufacturing not only opens up cost-effective processes through improved resource management, but also leads to quality improvements and increased sustainability through high-grade automation.

How we can assist you:

Our consultants have many years of expertise and practical experience with innovative solutions for industry. Each approach is based on a clear IT strategy and data architecture that takes into account the current and future requirements of Big Data Management as well as the highest levels of security, availability and flexibility. In addition, our experts will help you with suggestions for technologies, processes and structures to tackle upcoming challenges in daily operations in a goal-oriented and efficient way.

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Digital platforms - Are Swiss industrial companies oversleeping the business model of the future?

Platform business model in Swiss industry


Dr. Boris Ricken, Head of Business Consulting, AWK Group (2020/03)

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Digital platforms - Are Swiss industrial companies oversleeping the business model of the future?
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The smart factory becomes a competitive factor

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Schweizer Maschinenmarkt, Ausgabe 4 (2020/02)

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The smart factory becomes a competitive factor
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Do Swiss industrial companies need their own digital strategy for Industry 4.0?

Published in AWK Point of View (2019/10)

This article was published in German.

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Industry 4.0 as a strategic project

Swiss machinery market (2019/10)

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Industry 4.0 as a strategic project
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Agile strategy development in industrial companies

Published in Maschinenbau - The Swiss industry magazine (2019/07)

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AWK Focus (2019/04)

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Smart Society - Curse or blessing?

AWK FOCUS (2018/10)

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Data, data, data - Take advantage of the full potential

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Project Portfolio Management - From Strategy to the Right Projects

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Change successfully

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Computerweek (2015/03)
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Swisscom will switch off existing telephony in 2017 - what next?

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Erfolg (2015/03)
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AWK KNOWLEDGE (2014/12)

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AWK KNOWLEDGE (2014/03)

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AWK KNOWLEDGE (2013/12)

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AWK KNOWLEDGE (2013/03)

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ICT Communication (2013/02)

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Insights

February 2020
The smart factory becomes a competitive factor
Schweizer Maschinenmarkt
Smart Factory - Why the project must be accompanied by a cultural change
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March 2020
Digital platforms
Platform business model in Swiss industry
Are Swiss industrial companies oversleeping the business model of the future?
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March 2020
Action plan for CIOs, CTOs and CDOs of Swiss industrial companies
COVID-19 poses major challenges for industrial companies
CIOs, CTOs and CDOs are faced with major technical challenges. In our publication "Action Plan", we describe the first steps that CIOs, CTOs and CDOs can take to meet this challenge.
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May 2020
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The impact of the corona crisis on the M&A activities of the Swiss MEM industries
MEM-Industrie
The Swiss MEM industries are facing major challenges due to the corona crisis.
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