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Mastering challenges

Get the most out of digital transformation

The new possibilities of digitalization allow you to master today’s and tomorrow’s challenges

The challenges in discrete industry are growing – producing goods becomes increasingly difficult. Thanks to the disruptive nature of digitalization, new possibilities are available that help companies to master these challenges.

 

They can reduce the time to market, increase flexibility and quality of their products, and become more efficient. Digitalization also enables to develop new business models and to improve security within the company.

 

Holistic approach

Holistic approach to optimizing the entire value chain

Manufacturing companies and machine builders can start the digitalization process at any point in their value chains.

The Digital Enterprise Suite enables manufacturing companies to integrate and digitalize their business processes – including their suppliers. They can start at any point in their value chain, from product design to production planning, production engineering, production execution, and services, and expand the digitalization process step by step.

 

The same goes for machine building: from the machine design to engineering, commissioning, machine operation, and services. MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system, creates a link to the Internet of Things. This means manufacturers can analyze their production facilities and products in actual use, and feed back the insights into the entire value chain for continuous optimization. Machine builders can analyze the machine performance for ongoing optimization of the machine allowing even new machine concepts.

Digital Twins

The comprehensive Digital Twin in detail

Our holistic approach for creating Digital Twins offers tangible benefits: You can substantially reduce the number of prototypes you need, predict the performance of the production unit and the products themselves, and ensure you produce what your customers expect.

The Digital Twin in manufacturing companies

The Digital Twin is the precise virtual model of a product or a production plant. It displays their development throughout the entire lifecycle and allows operators to predict behavior, optimizing performance, and implement insights from previous design and production experiences.

Our comprehensive concept of the Digital Twin consists of three forms: the Digital Twin of the product, the Digital Twin of production, and the Digital Twin of the performance of both product and production. Thanks to our comprehensive domain expertise and optimized tools, Siemens is the only company that offers this holistic approach.

 

There is tremendous value gained from performing "what if" scenarios and predicting future performance with the Digital Twin. The ultimate goal of the Digital Twin is in the closed-loop connection between the virtual world of product development and production planning with the physical world of production system and product performance. Through this connection actionable insight is gained from the physical world for informed decisions throughout the lifecycle of products and production operations.

Digital Twins take productivity in aeroplane construction to new limits

Digitalization is already changing every aspect of life and existing business models. It enables industry to turn its product ideas into reality in a new way by drawing on technological trends like generative design and intelligent models. Additive manufacturing and advanced robotics put production on an innovative footing, and the use of cloud solutions and knowledge automation lets machine builders develop new service models.

At a glance: The Digital Enterprise Suite for manufacturing companies

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The Digital Twin in machine building

The Digital Twin is the precise virtual model of a machine or a production plant. It displays their development throughout the entire lifecycle and allows operators to predict behavior, optimizing performance, and implement insights from previous design and production experiences.

Our comprehensive concept of the Digital Twin consists of three forms: the Digital Twin of the product, the Digital Twin of production, and the Digital Twin of the performance of both product and production. Thanks to our comprehensive domain expertise and optimized tools, Siemens is the only company that offers this holistic approach.

 

There is tremendous value gained from performing "what if" scenarios and predicting future performance with the Digital Twin. The ultimate goal of the Digital Twin is in the closed-loop connection between the virtual world of product development and production planning with the physical world of production system and product performance. Through this connection actionable insight is gained from the physical world for informed decisions throughout the lifecycle of products and production operations.

The Digital Twin provides new opportunities for plant and machine builders

New plant and machine concepts enable industry to increase flexibility to the point where individual mass production becomes possible. One prerequisite for this is that plant and machine builders integrate and digitalize their entire value chain. This creates a Digital Twin of the machine, its production, and the performance of production and the real machine in operation. Learn more about the Digital Twin in machine building and plant engineering.

At a glance: The Digital Enterprise Suite for machine builders

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Solution portfolio

Digital Enterprise Suite – our unique offering for the digital transformation

The Digital Enterprise Suite provides an integrated portfolio of industrial software and automation for the discrete industry. This allows product manufacturers, machine and line builders to integrate and digitalize their entire value chain – including their suppliers.

Product Lifecycle Management

Seamless integration of life cycle data

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps companies of all sizes around the world to transform their business and develop innovative products and services. Our customers are better equipped to respond successfully to the challenges of digitalization. Our solutions optimize their processes from planning and development through manufacturing and lifecycle support to realize innovation.

Teamcenter

Collaboration platform in the Digital Enterprise

Teamcenter software is a modern, adaptable product lifecycle management (PLM) system that connects people and processes, across functional silos, with a digital thread for innovation. The unmatched breadth and depth of the Teamcenter portfolio means that you can solve more of the tough challenges required to develop highly successful products. From the easy, intuitive Teamcenter user interface, people across the organization can take part in the product development process more easily than ever before.

Mentor Graphics

Optimal electronic design

Mentor Graphics enables companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. Innovative products and solutions help engineers conquer design challenges in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design.

Siemens Opcenter

Complete digitalization of manufacturing

Siemens Opcenter (formerly known as Manufacturing Operations Center) is a holistic Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) solution that enables you to implement your strategy for the complete digitalization of manufacturing operations. 

Totally Integrated Automation

Comprehensive, consistent, and unique

Automation technology has always been the way to improve industrial productivity, and that won’t change. That’s why TIA covers the entire value chain, both for industry and for mechanical engineers and plant manufacturers. The result of this unique end-to-end consistency is genuine added value.

TIA Portal

Your gateway to automation in the Digital Enterprise

Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) provides you with unrestricted access to our complete range of digitalized automation services, from digital planning and integrated engineering to transparent operation. The new version shortens your time to market, for example by means of simulation tools, increases the productivity of your plant through additional diagnostics and energy management functions, and offers you broader flexibility by connecting to the management level.

CNC Shopfloor Management Software

The way to increased productivity with CNC Shopfloor Management Software

Digitalization sustainably changes the production processes. Both machine manufacturers and machine operators can thus flexibly react to the market requirements and increase their productivity. With the Digital Enterprise Suite, Siemens offers an integrated hardware and software portfolio for digital enterprises. As it has been specifically tailored to the requirements arising in the machine tool sector, the CNC Shopfloor Management Software allows the management, analysis and optimization of machine tools – independently of the controller manufacturer.

SINUMERIK ONE

Bring ideas to life

SINUMERIK ONE, the digital native CNC, brings your ideas to life. SINUMERIK ONE is the future-oriented CNC system for highly productive machine tools. SINUMERIK ONE is a lot more than just a powerful hardware innovation. Its digital twin makes it the key element for the digital transformation and helps you simulate and test work processes entirely in a virtual environment.

Digital Connectivity for Industry

Master digitalization

Thanks to Digital Connectivity for Industry a plant becomes intelligent, things become the industrial Internet of Things, and ideas become reality. Our offering combines essential elements of the digital infrastructure, like industrial identification and locating systems, communications solutions, industrial security, and future key technologies like Industrial 5G, TSN, and CloudConnect.

Services for the Digital Enterprise

Support for your digital transformation

Our experts support you on your journey to become a digital enterprise, based on their extensive digitalization expertise combined with comprehensive industry knowledge. 

Industrial Security

Protecting productivity

Industrial Security enables continuously monitored and integrated security as an important basis for industrial automation.

Cutting-edge technologies – the future of industry

MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system

MindSphere enables industrial companies of various sizes worldwide to link their machines and physical infrastructure to the cloud and the Internet of Things. It uniquely simplifies the challenges of many industries, regarding connectivity, data analysis and prediction or the development of own applications and new business models and therefore it supports every company of its digital transformation journey.

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Focus topics

The Digital Enterprise Suite in detail

Digitalization can start at any point in the value chain. This is where we focus on specific solutions like how you can reach your goal faster and more flexibly.

Services for the Digital Enterprise

With our extensive digitalization expertise combined with comprehensive industry knowledge, our experts support you on your journey to become a digital enterprise. Enabling future proofed product and production development – quick, efficient and holistic. Benefit from the knowledge built up by our experts and start the digitalization of your company, step by step.

Virtual commissioning

Commissioning a new production machine, cell, or line is a critical stage in the life of a project: only at this point, shortly before approval, you learn whether the entire system, with its mechanical, electrical, and automation components, is working together as planned. Unexpected behavior quickly leads to delays and increased costs. Virtual commissioning drastically reduces this risk.

Enable your digital future with Digital Enterprise Finance

The adoption of digitalization in manufacturing is accelerating as industry players demonstrate the substantial efficiency and competitive advantages that digital transformation offers. Digital Enterprise Finance from Siemens helps you realize your digital future with specialist finance solutions.

Specific solutions for your industry

Highlights

The Digital Enterprise Suite in action

Learn how the Digital Enterprise Suite helps companies in the manufacturing industry to make lasting improvements in competitiveness.

Practical examples

Find more exciting stories about the Digital Enterprise

Siemens Stories

The time is ripe

Make your digital transformation a reality ‒now!

The time has come for companies in the manufacturing industry to develop the potential in digitalization. With the Digital Enterprise Suite, we provide the technical prerequisites to enable companies of all sizes and from all industries to start the digital transformation right now.

The digitalization productivity bonus: Learn how digitalization can improve productivity in your company.

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