Build the future of
smart manufacturing.

Verizon can help you embrace Industry 4.0
with transformational technologies—
so you can differentiate the customer
experience and start building
the industry’s next era.

  • The challenges ahead

  • Between a changing market, new regulations, workforce shortages and increasing supply chain demands, manufacturers face a novel set of challenges. Technologies that transform manufacturing end to end, like the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or automation, can help businesses accelerate smart factory initiatives and mitigate those challenges.

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      Smart manufacturing initiatives

      Businesses that want to implement smart manufacturing solutions face cost burdens that could impact return on investment. But adopting modern tools can help unlock connected, reliable and predictive processes that empower operational efficiencies at scale and provide positive ROI. With the right combination of strategy and solutions, manufacturers can scale smart manufacturing use cases from isolated, in-house technology projects to full production lines or factories.

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      Supply chain insight

      Today’s organizations need a holistic view of operations—and complete, accurate information. As supply chain challenges like rising demand, increasing costs for materials and freight, and carbon emissions mandates continue to unfold, manufacturers need digital tools to equip them with insights that lead to informed decision making.

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      Factory floor technology

      Central to a manufacturer’s growth and success is the digital core that powers its factory floors. Businesses must transition to next-generation technology that digitally connects each part of the factory floor so they can improve flexibility, visibility and productivity while limiting unplanned downtime or costly warehouse inefficiencies.

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      Increased security concerns

      The manufacturing industry is pivoting to outpace rising numbers of cybersecurity threats. An expanding attack surface stemming from connected operational technology, informational technology and external networks means businesses need comprehensive digital protections that help safeguard inventory, facilities, property and data.

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      Workforce shortages

      New research estimates that the manufacturing skills gap could result in 2.1 million unfilled jobs by 2030,* hampering manufacturers’ productivity. But preparing for the future of work by adopting transformative technologies could help businesses close the gaps and stay productive and innovative, despite shrinking workforces.

      *Creating pathways for tomorrow’s workforce today. Deloitte, 2021.

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    The state of modern manufacturing

    • What's next

      Take a look at manufacturing’s opportunities to modernize.

    Digital supply chains
    Infusing the entire supply chain with digital connectivity empowers new levels of end-to-end visibility, traceability, transparency and data-driven insights. A digital supply chain makes it easier to dynamically sense and predict supply shortages, manage warehouses and keep track of multiple suppliers.

    Yesterday’s cybersecurity tools often can’t keep up with modern cyber threats. But new, evolving solutions use technology like robots, AI, IoT and the cloud to give manufacturers a connected cybersecurity suite that helps protect their end-to-end operations.

    Smart factories
    Building next-generation, digitally connected factory processes help manufacturers uncover new efficiencies. By tapping into innovations like IoT, AI and AR, and 5G, businesses can reduce downtime with predictive maintenance, improve safety, automate tasks and even test upgrades before implementation with digital twins.

    The future of work
    Some manufacturers have found that a hybrid work model nurtures collaboration, improves business flexibility and empowers resiliency amid disruptions. With an agile workforce, manufacturers can react and pivot to workplace disruptions, mitigate challenges like staff shortages and keep production high no matter what.

    Warehouse oversight
    The newest technology can help manufacturers simplify, automate and improve warehouse operations, from Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to inventory control and logistics. By implementing fast and resilient internet and innovations like digital twins and predictive maintenance, manufacturers can make warehouses more efficient, resilient and safe.

    Put Industry 4.0 into practice for your business.

    See how Verizon can help.

    • 5G connect

      5G Ultra Wideband*

      As manufacturers begin to take advantage of more advanced technologies, they’ll require the reliable low-latency, high-bandwidth connectivity that Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband helps provide. Businesses get the connectivity they need to bring together production, inventory management, supply chain and warehouse logistics.

      *5G Ultra Wideband available in select areas. 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities. 5G Nationwide access requires a 5G Nationwide-capable device. 5G Ultra Wideband access requires a 5G-capable device inside the 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area.

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      AI and ML solutions

      AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning (ML) enable modern manufacturing processes. Not only do advanced technologies make digital twins and predictive maintenance possible, but they also help establish a highly automated, remotely managed and low-touch operations model, which can save time and enhance warehouse safety.

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      Verizon Managed Network Services

      Verizon Managed Network Services can help manufacturers determine the right cybersecurity and network resources to power and protect warehouses and supply chains. By outsourcing network management to Verizon, manufacturers’ IT teams can spend less time optimizing networks and more time focused on progressing strategic business initiatives.

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      Multi-access edge computing

      Multi-access edge computing (MEC) stores and processes data at a network’s edge, so business technology operates in near real time. The Verizon 5G Edge platform puts cloud computing capabilities at the edge of Verizon’s 5G network, giving manufacturers an enhanced, low-latency infrastructure that supports even the most complex deployments.

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