Jul 8, 2020

Vegam Solutions: the future of smart manufacturing

Technology
partnerships
Innovation
Smart Manufacturing
Georgia Wilson
3 min
Smart manufacturing
Discover how global leader in manufacturing transformation and technology solutions - Vegam Solutions - makes factories smarter and more efficient...

Founded in 2000, Vegam Solutions Pte Ltd is a global leader in manufacturing transformation and technology solutions. By providing digital factory, industrial internet of things (IoT) and big data and analytics solutions, Vegam Solutions strives to make manufacturing plants smarter and more efficient. 

Digital Factory

By harnessing digital mapping and simulation of real world processes Vegam Solutions helps manufacturing organisations to minimise costs, enhance safety and allow for new business models based on data.

Industrial internet of things (IoT)

Via Industrial internet of things (IoT) Vegam Solutions can seamlessly integrate IT, data and physical elements in order to ensure manufacturing plants are ready for industry 4.0 allowing for easy communication between systems.

Big data and analytics

Described as a ‘pioneer in industry 4.0’ Vegam Solutions prescriptive analytics with real time and historic data, providing the capability to identify patterns and make informed business decisions.

The benefits of Vegam Solutions transformation and technology solutions

Cost reductions: which help to improve productivity, cycle times and inventory management, as well as reduce losses.

Enhancing quality: allowing data driven quality and the use of analytics and predictive production as well as adherence to SOP.

Competitiveness: providing the capability to make new products faster, develop a future ready plant and flexibility to new business models.

Safety and compliance: enable more transparent operations and just in time training, as well as safer operations and improved process compliance.

Manufacturing transformation and technology solutions

Smart manufacturing execution systems

With Vegam Solutions smart manufacturing execution systems, the company strives to ‘empower man and machines to make real time decisions based on data’. 

Known as Vegam 4i, Vegam Solutions technology helps to enable Industry 4.0 solutions to develop smarter factories. The technology creates a cyber-physical environment allowing for real time communications between both humans and machines to extend into a virtual world of IoT.

Smart maintenance solutions

By harnessing IoT capabilities Vegam Solutions helps organisations improve machine reliability, increase plant uptime, optimise maintenance process and reduce costs via its maintenance management solution - vMaint4.0.

Industrial IoT solutions

With the use of industrial IoT technology, Vegam Solutions helps organisations build real time dashboards for process parameters and alerts on data via its Vegam IoT solution. 

The solution provides manufacturing organisations with real time data collection and transmission; anytime and anywhere monitoring capabilities; the ability to make better and more informed decisions; and the ability to analyse and optimise production operations. 

Discrete manufacturing solutions

vPromax - an IoT based smart platform for discrete manufacturing. Vegam Solutions platform offers plug and play capabilities for discrete manufacturing lines, providing real-time analysis, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), process visibility, line status and alerts.

To find out how henkel is partnering with Vegam Solutions to transform its manufacturing operations, click here!

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Jun 18, 2021

GfK and VMware: Innovating together on hybrid cloud

GfK
VMware
3 min
VMware has been walking GfK along its path through digital transformation to the cloud for over a decade.

GfK has been the global leader in data and analytics for more than 85 years, supplying its clients with optimised decision inputs.  

In its capacity as a strategic and technical partner, VMware has been walking GfK along its digital transformation path for over a decade. 

“We are a demanding and singularly dynamic customer, which is why a close partnership with VMware is integral to the success of everyone involved,” said Joerg Hesselink, Global Head of Infrastructure, GfK IT Services.

Four years ago, the Nuremberg-based researcher expanded its on-premises infrastructure by introducing VMware vRealize Automation. In doing so, it laid a solid foundation, resulting in a self-service hybrid-cloud environment.

By expanding on the basis of VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Cloud Foundation with vRealize Cloud Management, GfK has given itself a secure infrastructure and reliable operations by efficiently operating processes, policies, people and tools in both private and public cloud environments.

One important step for GfK involved migrating from multiple cloud providers to just a single one. The team chose VMware.

“VMware is the market leader for on-premises virtualisation and hybrid-cloud solutions, so it was only logical to tackle the next project for the future together,” says Hesselink.

Migration to the VMware-based environment was integrated into existing hardware simply and smoothly in April 2020. Going forward, GfK’s new hybrid cloud model will establish a harmonised core system complete with VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware Cloud Foundation with vRealize Cloud Management and a volume rising from an initial 500 VMs to a total of 4,000 VMs. 

“We are modernising, protecting and scaling our applications with the world’s leading hybrid cloud solution: VMware Cloud on AWS, following VMware on Google Cloud Platform,” adds Hesselink.

The hybrid cloud-based infrastructure also empowers GfK to respond to new and future projects with astonishing agility: Resources can now be shifted quickly and easily from the private to the public cloud – without modifying the nature of interaction with the environment. 

The gfknewron project is a good example – the company’s latest AI-powered product is based exclusively on public cloud technology. The consistency guaranteed by VMware Cloud on AWS eases the burden on both regular staff and the IT team. Better still, since the teams are already familiar with the VMware environment, the learning curve for upskilling is short.

One very important factor for the GfK was that VMware Cloud on AWS constituted an investment in future-proof technology that will stay relevant.

“The new cloud-based infrastructure comprising VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Cloud Foundation forges a successful link between on-premises and cloud-based solutions,” says Hesselink. “That in turn enables GfK to efficiently develop its own modern applications and solutions.

“In market research, everything is data-driven. So, we need the best technological basis to efficiently process large volumes of data and consistently distill them into logical insights that genuinely benefit the client. 

“We transform data and information into actionable knowledge that serves as a sustainable driver of business growth. VMware Cloud on AWS is an investment in a platform that helps us be well prepared for whatever the future may hold.”

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