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Helping manufacturers digitize and modernize operations to exceed customer requirements

Bridge IT and OT to streamline operations and optimize costs

Manufacturers are always looking for new ways to innovate, reduce cost, enhance production, accelerate change and optimize operations. To succeed, businesses need to digitize and modernize their operational technology (OT) and bridge the divide between IT and OT teams, enabling people, processes and technology to seamlessly work together.

Kyndryl provides proven technical expertise, capabilities and blueprints to guide manufacturers through the challenge of modernizing their IT and OT environments and addressing the complexities of digitizing and modernizing their plant floor environment.

Kyndryl partners with manufacturers to achieve key business outcomes

Manage digital transformation and the Industry 4.0 vision

Adapt to new transformative technologies

Prepare for cyber threats across IT-OT environment

Manage digital transformation and the Industry 4.0 vision

Build a future roadmap and deliver the customer experience you want through digital capabilities.

Kyndryl can help you:
  • Develop a strategy and roadmap for your Industry 4.0 journey using Industry blueprints
  • Provision software-defined and 5G-enabled edge services to build a “core-to-edge” solution with end-user device integration, cloud or edge-based application delivery, high-security options, automation, and innovative network services
  • Leverage repeatable patterns to integrate heterogeneous systems into a common fabric with a converged IT-OT infrastructure and the benefits of better visibility and asset optimization
  • Modernize IoT devices to enhance data collection and empower your enterprise through data analytics, AI, machine learning, and automation
Customer use case
 

Business challenge
A chemical company wanted to modernize its remote business operations to meet customer demands, address plant security challenges, and reduce operations costs.

 

How Kyndryl helped
Kyndryl deployed a private cellular network/5G solution, improved worker safety and collaboration within teams’, and asset tracking. The enhanced connectivity platform improved integration, and capability management on the cloud, and provided and an easily duplicatable blueprint.

 

Outcomes

  • 3-5x cost improvement over existing solution
  • Improved operational efficiency, safety, and mean time to repair for maintenance issues in the field
  • Built strong end-to-end, carrier-agnostic solution with a highly programmable network helping the customer reduce the cost of network operations
  • Reduced administrative costs, improved security, and control

Adapt to new transformative technologies

Innovate and build new business models that can transform your operations sustainably.

Kyndryl can help you:
  • Deploy multi-cloud data management and AI solutions that use open and secure design and methodologies with data fabrics across the layers delivered with automated workflows and built-in intelligence
  • Implement a single, unified console to enable ease of use, consolidated monitoring and improved reliability with a one-of-a-kind augmented data and analytics console powered by open-source technologies
  • Leverage operational and business data to improve decision-making and improve operational efficiencies
  • Enable digital transformation of business to create new business model and revenue streams
  • Access the best of breed technologies through hyperscalers and industry-leading data and AI partners
Customer use case

 

Business challenge
A large manufacturing customer recently embarked on a digital transformation journey and wanted to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), build digital twins, and reduce downtime with predictive maintenance.

 

How Kyndryl helped
Kyndryl implemented a hybrid data fabric solution and edge solution within the manufacturing locations that was integrated with best of breed hyperscaler technologies. These solutions enabled the customer to apply new business models for building digital twins, leveraging predictive maintenance, and enhancing equipment efficiency.

 

Outcomes

  • Increased machine availability by over 15% 

  • Reduced maintenance expenditure by over 10%

  • Established data-driven decision-making to reduce defects, boost yields, and improve employee productivity 

Prepare for cyber threats across IT-OT environment

Improve resiliency and ensure regulatory adherence to protect from cyber-attacks, fraud attempts, and other unexpected events.

Kyndryl can help you:
  • Apply protection across the threat lifecycle via risk identification, AI-driven threat intelligence, data protection, vulnerability management, managed detection and response, and hybrid-platform recovery
  • Implement disaster-recovery (DR) automation and orchestration for reliable recovery within the business-defined recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) at the data, application, and business-process levels
  • Protect mission-critical applications and data by leveraging advanced cyber-resiliency building blocks, including cyber vault, point-in-time golden copy, AI-enabled anomaly detection, and automated recovery
  • Support evolving compliance and audit requirements through ongoing evaluation, policy configuration, process testing, verification and analytics
Customer use case

 

Business challenge
An automobile manufacturer was vulnerable to attacks due to its legacy IT environment, which threatened its business continuity and risked financial exposure.

 

How Kyndryl helped
Kyndryl enhanced recoverability, reduced business risk and improved compliance reporting through the implementation of an air-gapped data protection solution that isolated the production and back-office environments.

 

Outcomes

  • Up to 80% lower cost of business risk and productivity loss
  • Up to 80% less unplanned downtime and reduction in fail-back time
  • Provided processes and procedures to protect and recover from a catastrophic cyber attack
  • Established security penetration testing and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance reviews conducted annually
Kyndryl expert spotlight

Rajeev Puri

CTO US Manufacturing, Communications & Energy Distinguished Engineer & Master Inventor

 

“Today clients of all sizes are struggling to automate their manufacturing operations, to remain competitive and drive business agility. They are looking for partners like Kyndryl who can help them with industry know-how and the technology skillset such as 5G, Edge, Data & AI, ML, and Security to help them achieve goals optimally."

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