Microsoft is collaborating with Sony Japan to integrate Azure AI with intelligent vision sensor to advance smart cameras and video analytics. From helping to identify hazards before injuries occur on the manufacturing floor, to detecting when to refill retail shelfs, this integration will boost efficient allocations of resources between the edge and the cloud.
The Australian arm of Komatsu, consolidated all its data on Azure to automate and delve into the intricacies of the data, streamlining access for staff and customers, improving performances and halving costs.
Tokyo Material Handling Group
The largest forklift manufacturer in the world, Tokyo Material Handling Group, uses AI, MR and IoT to lift its standards in all verticals to meet the global rise in e-commerce.
Downer, a company with over 100 years’ rail experience in Australia, is using AI to make sense of operational data and put it into the hands of the workers that need it. It is working together with Microsoft to support the smooth delivery of Waratah commuter services across Sydney.
Australian enterprise ACM has invested in a high-tech milk processing and manufacturing facility, tapping machine learning to reduce the risk of human error and cross-contamination. Using Azure Cognitive Services and data insights to optimize milk quality, they have saved about $100,000 in weekend overtime costs and reduced the environmental costs of spoiled milk.
Piramal Glass India
India’s Piramal Glass have overcome production efficiency challenges of glass manufacturing through deploying AI-powered Real Time Manufacturing Insights, powered by Azure IoT platform. The results: 40% reduction in manual data gathering, 25% improvement in employee productivity, and 5% reduction in defects.
Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL)
In Hong Kong, OOCL has come together with MSRA on a digital transformation journey to identify, manage and overcome operational uncertainties and create efficiencies. Optimizing OOCL’s existing shipping network operations is expected to save the shipping company around USD10 million in costs annually.
Sumeeko Industries Company Limited
AI is taking center stage in Taiwan’s manufacturing sector by driving change and boosting global competitiveness. Sumeeko Industries Company Limited – a metal fastener and screw manufacturer – expects to increase its production accuracy rates by 50%, and triple its efficiency by using AI.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC)
In an effort to become a “100% digital operation”, MFTBC in Japan has created its own AI-powered chatbot, so its 10,000 employees can access the information and assistance they need. The same technology will soon enhance customer services, productivity, and maintenance quality across the whole company.