Manufacturing Industry Solutions

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Overview

Hitachi Solutions enables discrete, process and consumer goods manufacturers to drive transformation through the power of technology — empowering employees, optimizing operations and reshaping industries.

The manufacturing industry is critical to a healthy economy as it is connected to 20% of total U.S. employment* and was valued at $2.17 trillion or 11.9% of total annual GDP.* We have designed industry specific software built on top of Microsoft technology to provide business solutions focused on enabling manufacturers to achieve more with their businesses—from streamlining existing processes and products to delivering new services and transforming business models.

Hitachi Solutions can help your manufacturing operation confront the major challenges facing the industry, including:

  • Cutting operational costs
  • Meeting evolving customer demands
  • Thriving amid a rapidly shifting competitive landscape
  • Expanding into new markets
  • Streamlining innovation
  • Attracting top talent
  • Adhering to regulatory compliance

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is having a major impact on manufacturing, giving manufacturers more visibility into their operations, enabling predictive maintenance on their machines, and allowing them to provide remote support to their customers.

 

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Solving Your Challenges

The evolution to digital technology is changing the entire industry and creating new opportunities for manufacturers. Competitive edge is no longer based on product offerings. Now, manufacturing is about the best and most profitable business models. By building a continuous flow of information across a comprehensive platform, you can take advantage of new business models and differentiate your business in the market.

To unlock new business value, you need to connect equipment, analyze data, visualize information and integrate people and processes to make intelligent and immediate decisions. With this level of connectivity and insight, your equipment and products become new higher-value digital services that are predictive, proactive and personalized.

Hitachi Solutions and Microsoft are uniquely positioned to deliver comprehensive solutions, providing technologies and services to transform your entire business.

Digital Transformation

Engage customers:

Consumers are in the driver’s seat. With more options than ever before and a desire for immediate service, customer expectations are changing and manufacturers must learn how to respond. Hitachi Solutions can help you deliver the service that customers demand, while helping your organization become more efficient and profitable.

Empower employees:

Employees are key to your organization’s success. Hitachi Solutions can give you the tools you need to attract talent and keep employees safe on the job, while empowering them to improve business efficiencies and outcome through collaboration and real-time access to information.

Optimize operations:

Data is the key to discovering new opportunities and excelling in the digital age. We can help you unlock, merge and compile your data, giving you the ability to identify trends, create breakthrough solutions and most effectively leverage machine learning and the IoT—all in real time.

Transform your products:

Innovation is rapid in today’s market. Hitachi Solutions will help you stay current, finding new ways to connect data and machines so that you can reduce equipment downtime, deal with aging equipment, lower maintenance costs, ensure worker safety and seamlessly manage increasingly complex supply chains. “Predictive maintenance could reduce maintenance cost of factory equipment by 10 to 40 percent. Additionally, better predictive maintenance using IoT can reduce equipment downtime by up to 50 percent and reduce equipment capital investment 3 to 5 percent by extending the useful life of machinery. In manufacturing, these savings have a potential economic impact of nearly $630 billion per year in 2025.” – McKinsey & Company
The easy navigation and search capability enables new hires to jump in to quickly find products and start intelligently servicing our customers almost immediately.
- Joe Claxton, Manager of Information Technology
…it soon became apparent that their consultants have an in depth knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX, including the manufacturing module.
- Martyn Lloyd, Senior Manager
We knew that we wanted to create one place for users to ‘live in’ that would provide a 360 degree view of our customers. Enabling easy access to information across our various sales, service, parts and customer service teams will undoubtedly provide better insight into each account.
- Justin VanLaere, Corporate IT Manager, Nuss Truck & Equipment
Hitachi Solutions exceeded our expectations. The quality of their experience and professionalism was very impressive and the team worked well to support each local roll out and any local issues.
- Tony Burton, European Finance Manager
First and foremost, the main feature we selected Hitachi Solutions Ecommerce for was its integration with Dynamics NAV. It integrates directly with our ERP system, allowing us seamless day to day functionality and access to a free flow of information.
- Jason Chance, Senior Programmer Analyst

Why Hitachi Solutions?

The manufacturing team at Hitachi Solutions has a long, proven history of helping manufacturers unlock digital experiences through the power of the Microsoft platform. Today, we are using our experience to help manufacturers expose key data and use advanced analytics to support better decision making while maintaining business agility.

Hitachi Solutions is uniquely positioned to help your manufacturing organization grow:

  • While our team at Hitachi Solutions is focused solely on Microsoft technology, we understand that you may utilize both Microsoft and non-Microsoft technology. We’ll help you integrate with ease and make the most of all your systems.
  • We leverage our in-house data analytics team to help you take your Microsoft technology even further.
  • Over the past decade, we have completed more than 120 manufacturing specific implementations.
  • Our industry IP lets us deliver a tailored solution so you can get up and running sooner.