Mercedes-Benz selects Microsoft Cloud for supply chain data platform

Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft announced a partnership using Microsoft Cloud for a data platform in order to improve production efficiency at over 30 passenger car plants globally.
Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft
The data platform, called MO360, is already available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will also be launched in the United States and China, Mercedes-Benz said.

The aim is to gather data from across the production process from components to logistics to the assembly line to create a virtual replica that allows teams to identify potential supply chain bottlenecks more quickly.

The Stuttgart-based car maker said the collaboration should lead to a 20 percent increase in vehicle production efficiency by 2025 from 2022 levels.

Mercedes-Benz is also exploring the integration of the MO360 Data Platform with data sources from other departments to enable a digital feedback loop that will spur continuous learning and innovation across the Group.

“As we are moving toward a 100 percent digital enterprise, data is becoming everyone’s business at Mercedes-Benz. Our colleagues on the shop floor have access to production and management-related real-time data. They are able to work with drill-down dashboards and make data-based decisions,” said Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer, Mercedes-Benz Group.

Image: Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Microsoft, Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, responsible for Production & Supply Chain Management.