MO360 Data Platform
Mercedes-Benz is connecting its approximately 30 passenger vehicle plants worldwide to the Microsoft Cloud with the new MO360 Data Platform, improving transparency and predictability throughout its digital production and supply chain.
Powered by MO360, Mercedes-Benz’s digital production ecosystem, teams can identify supply chain bottlenecks faster and prioritize production resources towards electric and top-end vehicles more dynamically with the MO360 Data Platform.
This unified data platform, which is based on Microsoft Azure, gives Mercedes-Benz the adaptability and processing capacity it needs to conduct analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) on a worldwide scale while also taking care of cybersecurity and regulatory requirements in various geographic areas. Teams in EMEA can already access the platform, and it will also be used in China and the US.
Move at full speed towards an all-electric future
The MO360 Data Platform will make it simpler to maintain manufacturing of both combustion-engine and electric vehicles on a single assembly line as market demand progressively changes toward an all-electric future.
The Platform will allow teams to examine various production scenarios based on the availability of components like semiconductors, based on real-time data on the quality of parts and equipment, in order to address component shortages and prevent delivery delays.
By 2025, it is anticipated that this will increase productivity in the production of passenger cars by 20%, help prevent unscheduled downtimes, and schedule maintenance tasks in a timely and CO2-friendly manner.
Increase supply chain resilience and efficiency
Teams can quickly evaluate and visualise production data using the new centralised data platform, which will help them to speed up process optimization and locate any possible supply chain bottlenecks. This permits a dynamic allocation of operational resources both inside and between plants to give the production of Top-End Luxury and low-emission vehicles priority.
It will be considerably easier for the Mercedes-Benz Operations Logistics team to address supply chain bottlenecks. They can position this data against production factors such as operational running plans and compare the availability of components, including semiconductors, with manufacturing orders. Plant management continue to prioritise pertinent vehicles and maintain output as a result of supply chain issues.
Redefine production excellence with a unified data platform
The MO360 Data Platform allows the Stuttgart-based automaker to combine information from assembly, production planning, shop floor logistics, supply chain, and quality management to virtually recreate its vehicle manufacturing process.
Before putting procedures into action on the work floor, they may be virtually tested and optimised, which helps to increase operational effectiveness and unlock energy savings. Managers, for instance, can cut CO2 emissions in production by optimising operational patterns.
Mercedes-Benz is also looking into how the MO360 Data Platform may be combined with data sources from other divisions to create a digital feedback loop that would encourage group-wide innovation and continuous learning.
The MO360 Data Platform technical teams are based at the recently opened Mercedes-Benz Digital Factory Campus Berlin, which will also serve as the organization’s training and certification facility for putting global digital strategies into practise.
Reduce ecological footprint from water and energy use to waste management
Mercedes-Benz has integrated an analytics tool to track and minimise its environmental impact throughout vehicle manufacture as part of the MO360 Data Platform, marking a significant advancement toward the company’s Ambition 2039 goal of becoming carbon-neutral by the year 2039.
With the help of the data analytics tool, teams can monitor and predict carbon emissions, water, electricity, and waste management usage, as well as roll out best practises throughout the production network.
By growing solar and wind power at its own sites and through Power Purchase Agreements, Mercedes-Benz expects to meet more than 70 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. It also plans to reduce its water use by 35 percent through the reuse of water in production.