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Hitachi Vantara launches manufacturing practice

Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has expanded  its set of offerings to help manufacturers accelerate Manufacturing 4.0 initiatives and to assist with safely restarting production in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the vendor, for many manufacturers, the pandemic has not only affected worker health and safety, it has impacted demand, interrupted production, exposed vulnerabilities in supply chains, and driven an urgent need to modernize operations.  After the onset of COVID-19, industrial production in the U.S. experienced the steepest decline since 1946, yet daily U.S. ecommerce sales jumped 49%.

Hitachi Vantara’s new manufacturing practice and its expanded portfolio of digital manufacturing solutions, services and consulting services is aimed at helping manufacturers adapt to these immediate challenges, as well as helping manufacturers lay the foundations for the digitalization of health, safety, and environment (HS&E), asset insights, predictive quality, and operations optimization.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing a litany of challenges for manufacturers that highlight how important unlocking data and digital industrial innovation is to the industry’s future,” said James Destro, general manager, manufacturing practice, Hitachi Vantara. “With our powerful IT and OT experience, Hitachi Vantara can uniquely inspire, envision, architect and accelerate digital transformation that solves today’s challenges and prepares manufacturers for the challenges of tomorrow.”

Hitachi’s manufacturing innovations, enterprise-class information technology, and intellectual property—coupled with deep, industry-specific consulting expertise and proven methods to accelerate time to value—enable customers to operationalize digital innovation in a protected, deployment-agnostic and end-to-end approach. Hitachi Vantara’s outcome-focused consulting process is intended to break down barriers between OT and IT teams to craft comprehensive solutions that deliver transformative outcomes.

As part of the expanded focus on manufacturing, Hitachi has introduced new Lumada video analytics solutions for smart spaces. The expanded portfolio of digital solutions for manufacturing from Hitachi Vantara includes health, safety, and environment solutions leveraging Lumada Video Insights technologies which can be configured for applications such as elevated body temperature identification and hand-washing detection

Hitachi Vantara has also announced the expansion of Lumada Manufacturing Insights solutions with new domains that help manufacturers address health, safety and environment, supply chain optimization, asset insights, predictive quality, and operations optimization.

For complete information about Hitachi Manufacturing Practice, visit www.hitachivantara.com/go/manufacturing-services.

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