Industrial automation and digitisation firm Siemens has launched a unified software solution for manufacturing operations management (MOM), the company said in a statement.
Called Opcenter, the solution will enable manufacturers to implement strategies for the complete digitisation of manufacturing operations, it added.
The German industrial giant said that Opcenter expands MOM solution by uniting several products in a single portfolio while available either on cloud or on-premise. The integrated user experience will help manufacturers meet demands for production efficiency, quality, visibility and reduced time to production, it added.
“Bringing these components together as Siemens Opcenter and harmonising the end user experience with other parts of our digital innovation platform will make it much easier for manufacturers to manage their digital transformation process,” said Rene Wolf, senior vice president manufacturing operations management software at Siemens.
With the advent of industrial automation enabled with sensors and robotics coupled with the internet of things while all the data from sensors being stored in the cloud, the manufacturing sector is undergoing a massive transformation called Industry 4.0, the nomenclature used for the larger digital transformation for industries.
The Munich-headquartered $94 billion company said that the’ Opcenter adopts an extensibility paradigm which makes it easy to deploy, configure, extend and integrate with other systems across the value chain, including product lifecycle management, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and shop floor automation solutions.
According to Siemens, the solution provides end-to-end visibility into production, helping enable decision makers to readily identify areas for improvement within product design and manufacturing processes and to make operational adjustments for smoother and more efficient production. It added that the solution leverages the digital twins for design, production, and performance.
In May, Siemens had announced an expansion of its additive manufacturing alliance with Hewlett Packard (HP). The same month, the company had also announced that it will launch four new digital innovation centres in the country as it seeks to expand its industry 4.0 offerings.
In April, Siemens had launched an online collaborative platform for industrial 3D printing firm to co-create, co-innovate and come up with new business models.