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Manufacturing

How to keep customers, suppliers, processes, products and teams connected in times of change

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Sustainability in Digital Manufacturing

How global leader in stainless steel, Outokumpu, worked with Microsoft to enhance its manufacturing processes with technology.

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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My people leadership compass in times of gloom

Microsoft’s Max Tchapeyou offers a very personal viewpoint, citing the six ways he’s found to work more effectively – and positively – with his team.

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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Boosting productivity with smart manufacturing apps: how Bekaert is doing it right

A factory floor success story – thanks to a smart manufacturing apps strategy using a mix of low-code and cloud-based collaboration tools.

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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Why workforce transformation is fundamental for the good of manufacturing

Manufacturers that embrace the shift toward enhancing human capabilities, as well as transforming processes and production, are the ones who will thrive.

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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Sustainable transformation in manufacturing: now, next and beyond

Over the course of the past decade, the transformation of manufacturing has generated huge excitement. The new dawn heralded by Industry 4.0 has brought technology to the fore, promising a future of unparalleled efficiency and unprecedented innovation. But another shift has taken place alongside: a growing awareness of the impact that manufacturing is having on […]

Christoph  Pawlowski

Christoph Pawlowski

Sr. Industry Executive, Manufacturing

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Volvo uses AI to help keep eyes on the road

Distraction is a leading cause of road accidents. Volvo teamed with Microsoft to better understand driver attention and emotion using AI.

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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4 reasons Citrix and Windows Virtual Desktop are better together for manufacturing & retail

Manufacturers and retailers all over the world experience a huge transformation. In this blog we will address big trends that drive this transformation, like the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of the global workforce and the demand for continuous (digital) innovation. In addition, we will also explain how organizations can respond to these developments with the […]

Wouter Ouweneel

Wouter Ouweneel

Azure Busines Lead — Windows Virtual Desktop

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Maersk and Onomondo: a partnership that’s making all the right IoT connections

“I suppose you could say we were dating at first,” says Michael Karlsen, CEO and co-founder of Onomondo, as he recalls his company’s first meeting with Danish shipping behemoth A.P. Moller – Maersk in February 2019. He admits that the two companies were an unlikely corporate couple: the small, Copenhagen-based start-up IoT operator Onomondo with less than 20 employees, and the massive, 79,900-strong Maersk with its global fleet of over 700 vessels and 3.5 million containers.   The match was made by the Danish Energy Authority. “They knew we were very interested […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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How a steel giant boosted sustainability by adopting a data-driven mindset

See how Outokumpu is redefining the stainless-steel industry through its digital transformation with Microsoft, lowering CO2 emissions and improving energy efficiency.

Kathrine Norrelund

Kathrine Norrelund

Microsoft, Sustainable Transformation

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ASML: Redefining customer support with mixed reality technology

“In our industry, the stakes are high. If one of our machines were down for a day, the cost for a chipmaker could run into the millions.” Working under pressure is something that Michiel Haverkorn Van Rijsewijk has grown used to since he started as the Director of Customer Support at ASML in February 2020. Within a month of starting at the world’s largest semiconductor lithography equipment maker, the company’s long-established […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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Etex Group: Future-proofing employees to work anywhere across the world

When COVID-19 spread across Europe in early 2020, businesses entered a new digitally-dependent age. Social distancing measures had asked offices of all shapes and sizes to close their doors, sparking organizations to quickly find other virtual ways for colleagues to meet and collaborate remotely. But for Belgium building material specialist Etex, this was a step they were ready for – having already implemented a cloud-based infrastructure and collaboration tools […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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COFCO International: How cloud technologies ensured business continuity during challenging times

“I have worked at COFCO for 12 years, always in an office. But I have spent the last 63 days working from home.” Marcus Seelbach, Chief HR Officer at global agribusiness COFCO International, is talking from his home via video call about the transition he and all his colleagues have undergone since COVID-19 led to the closure of the company’s offices worldwide. “But thanks to the preparation and […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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