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Cloud Collaboration: Building Operational Resilience for Manufacturers

How can you rebound from current disruptions to remain competitive and thrive post-pandemic? The answer: Increase collaboration, improve execution and accelerate innovation on the cloud.

The New Normal and Next Normal

Recent disruptions affecting supply chains and customer demand have placed immense pressure on manufacturers to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and predict future disruptions. This is paramount for manufacturers to rebound from disruptions.

While present demands require attention now, manufacturers must also start to think about long-term business sustainability. A key consideration is how they will mitigate future risks and pave a clear way out of the current volatility.

For the next normal, manufacturers need to arm their business with operational resilience, which is no longer just a “nice-to-have” or competitive differentiator. It must become embedded in a company’s operations for the business to quickly adapt to disruptions.

Operational processes must become more flexible and agile to help manufacturers manage day-to-day risks while continuing to innovate and evolve to meet or even surpass customer demands.

Learning from the vulnerabilities of the global supply chain model exposed by recent disruptions, manufacturers should work closely with multiple suppliers to mitigate potential disruptions. But, they can only do so with the right solution that provides complete visibility over the connected value chain. Here’s where cloud collaboration comes in.

What is Cloud Collaboration?

Cloud collaboration happens on a secure, collaborative environment for production, which starts from early planning, progressing through design development and ending with the final product release. A business platform on the cloud delivers easy access to your employees, business partners and customers. They can interact and communicate with each other, exchange and develop ideas, and collaborate on projects — anywhere they are, at any time.

Imagine not being to access physical worksites and yet still being able to work simultaneously on documents or files that are live. Changes are automatically saved and synced. Full visibility and traceability means every member of the team is always seeing the same version of the project and working on up-to-date information.

Freedom on the Cloud

Adopt a cloud-based platform to collaborate anywhere, anytime. Find out from our solution brief how you can accelerate cross-team collaboration among employees, business partners and customers.

Why You Should Collaborate on the Cloud

3DEXPERIENCE® on the cloud provides cross-application services on a single platform so you can weather any disruption. These services enable collaborative design and engineering, manufacturing and production, simulation, and governance.

3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud collaboration offers the following benefits:

  • Reduced risks

The ability to work remotely in a virtual space keeps your employees safe as they’re able to abide by physical distancing guidelines and safety measures. With real-time reporting and analytics, you’ll be able to track your supply chain closely and monitor it more frequently.

  • Flexible workforce

The cloud delivers the ability for a flexible workforce that can be virtually deployed wherever their skills or capacities are required. You’ll also be to coordinate various teams working across different time zones. Make business continuity a reality even when on-site facilities are not accessible.

  • Visibility across the value chain

A shared digital platform helps your business to better prepare for potential disruptions. Improved communication across the ecosystem facilitates more effective logistics and resource planning.

  • Accelerated innovation

Cloud collaboration also advances the adoption of technologies such as additive manufacturing, Lean manufacturing, Big Data, machine learning intelligence, predictive analytics and virtual twin experience.

  • Cost-efficiency

A secure cloud-based solution means no IT setup nor expenses to maintain as on-site servers are not required. The savings you gain can be reinvested into business-critical expenses.

  • Business continuity

Cloud collaboration and investing in solutions that support different ways of working helps to reduce the impact of disruptions to your operations and ensure business continuity.

Ready to experience the freedom of cloud collaboration and resilient manufacturing operations? Learn more about our cloud solutions and request a demo here.

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