Future Factory: revolutionizing the manufacturing industry
Managed by our team in Dresden, the Future Factory is a joint effort between SAP and industrial partners to foster co-innovation, research, and development for the manufacturing industry.
Using a real-world setting, the Future Factory in Dresden presents leading edge software and the latest hardware with different scenarios, SAP products, and prototypes in a typical discrete manufacturing environment.
Several use cases demonstrate the potential for information technology to optimize manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics operations. With more than 20 partners, including large, midsize, and small companies, the Future Factory constitutes a heterogeneous and strong ecosystem of market and technology leaders. The Future Factory is located at the SAP Lab in Dresden, Germany.
Areas of focus
Following the SAP corporate strategy to develop the world's best business applications, the Future Factory focuses on insight, collaboration, and new users:
- Digital Factory
Gaining full transparency and insight into all manufacturing processes is a premise for continuous improvement. The Future Factory addresses the challenges around data acquisition, system integration, and visualization.
Collaboration within and across enterprise boundaries is becoming increasingly important as value creation is more and more distributed. The usage of mobile devices enables an easy and fast way to access relevant data and information along the whole supply chain.
- Machine-to-Machine Communication (M2M)
Machine-to-Machine communication allows the access of device, process and environmental information in real time. Therefore, it creates an essential basis for decisions making as well as an improved and optimized activator for business processes.
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