Around 30 passenger car facilities globally are being connected by Mercedes-Benz to the Microsoft Cloud. The digital production environment MO360 of Mercedes-Benz has evolved into the MO360 Data Platform. It enables a dynamic prioritisation of production resources towards electrified and Top-End vehicles and enables teams to spot possible supply chain bottlenecks more quickly. Teams in EMEA can already access the platform, and it will also be used in China and the US.
Joerg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, responsible for Production & Supply Chain Management:
“This new partnership between Microsoft and Mercedes-Benz will make our global production network more intelligent, sustainable and resilient in an era of geopolitical and macroeconomic challenges. The ability to predict and prevent problems in production and logistics will become a key competitive advantage as we go all electric.”
Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Microsoft:
“Mercedes-Benz’ partnership with Microsoft is a testament to the power of the industrial metaverse. Together, we are merging the physical and digital worlds to accelerate value creation. Mercedes-Benz can simulate and refine manufacturing processes infinitely in the Microsoft Cloud before bringing them to the shop floor to enhance efficiency and minimise its environmental impact amid constant change and uncertainty.”
Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer of Mercedes-Benz Group AG:
“With the MO360 Data Platform, we democratise technology and data in manufacturing. As we are moving towards a 100% digital enterprise, data is becoming everyone’s business at Mercedes-Benz. Our colleagues on the shop floor have access to production and management-related real-time data. They are able to work with drill-down dashboards and make data-based decisions.”