Daimler Trucks North America
SOLUTION PROVIDED –
Cisco wireless connectivity
CHALLENGES FACED BY THE CUSTOMER –
The goal was to not just refresh the network but also position the plant for the future, including creating a platform and foundation that can handle innovative manufacturing and shop floor applications including video and RFID.
They require -
- Deliver customized vehicles for customers better and faster
- Control costs by boosting manufacturing efficiency and uptime
- Improve agility and scalability to support future production needs
BENEFITS THE CUSTOMER GAINED –
DTNA can combine its IT and automation network environments in one secure, manageable, and converged environment. This combination brings better visibility and insight into manufacturing, so managers can understand how well processes are working, and make faster, better decisions.
The new network with software-defined networking (SDN) also supports remote troubleshooting and visibility. With mobile connectivity, employees can quickly connect with virtual experts from vendors and partners when a machine or piece of equipment needs repair or maintenance, minimizing downtime.
The network upgrade also puts Daimler in a position to improve its network security, including ironclad firewalls and intrusion prevention software that stops viruses, Trojan horses, and other malicious software that may attempt to infiltrate the enterprise.