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Open Manufacturing Platform expands: Anheuser-Busch InBev, BMW Group, Bosch, Microsoft and ZF group adult to accelerate production creation during scale.

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev, BMW Group, Bosch Group, Microsoft, ZF
    Friedrichshafen AG named OMP steering cabinet members

  • OMP was determined in 2019 as an eccentric beginning under
    a powerful of a Joint Development Foundation

  • First operative groups created: IoT Connectivity, Semantic Data
    Model, Industrial IoT Reference Architecture, and Core Services
    for Autonomous Transport Systems


Berlin/company location, Feb 19, 2020. The Open
Manufacturing Platform (OMP) has expanded, with new steering committee
members and new operative groups established. OMP is an fondness founded
in 2019 to assistance prolongation companies accelerate creation during scale
by cross-industry collaboration, believe and information pity as
good as entrance to new technologies. The OMP was founded underneath the
powerful of a Joint Development Foundation, that is partial of the
Linux Foundation. Original members The BMW Group, and
Microsoft acquire Anheuser-Busch InBev (AbInBev),
Bosch Group, and ZF

, as steering cabinet members. The OMP steering committee
has authorized a series of operative groups to concentration on core areas
critical to a industry, including IoT connectivity, semantic data
models, Industrial IoT anxiety architecture, and core services for
ATS (autonomous ride systems). 


Common proceed to attention challenges.    

The enlargement of intelligent prolongation is pushing new
efficiencies and increasing productivity, as good as divulgence new
challenges. Within a industry, bequest and exclusive systems have
resulted in information silos, creation operationwide discernment and
mutation daunting. As common hurdles opposite a industry,
they mostly need a high grade of investment for medium returns
within any one organization. The OMP has been grown to address
this, where manufacturers and their value bondage come together to
brand and rise solutions that residence these nondifferentiating
problems. It brings together experts opposite a prolongation zone –
including dissimilar and routine manufacturing, travel and
consumer goods, industrial apparatus and more.

“Our idea is to expostulate prolongation creation during scale, accelerate
time-to-value and expostulate prolongation efficiencies by jointly solving
mutual challenges, formed on an open village approach. The OMP helps
prolongation companies transparent a intensity of their data, implement
industrial solutions faster and some-more securely, and advantage from
industrial contributions while preserving their egghead property
(IP) and rival advantages, mitigating operational risks and
shortening financial investments”, pronounced Jürgen Maidl, Senior Vice
President Production Network and Supply Chain Management during a BMW Group.


Scale creation by common information models and open
record standards.

The OMP operates underneath a powerful of a Joint Development
Foundation (JDF). The JDF is partial of a Linux Foundation and provides
a OMP with infrastructure and an organizational horizon to create
technical specifications and support open attention standards. The OMP
supports other alliances, including a OPC Foundation and Plattform
Industrie 4.0, and leverages existent attention standards, open source
anxiety architectures and common information models.

“Through a open partnership proceed that is a cornerstone of
OMP, prolongation companies will be means to move offerings to market
faster, with increasing scale and larger efficiency,” pronounced Scott
Guthrie, Executive Vice President Cloud AI during Microsoft.
“Solutions will be published and common opposite a community,
regardless of technology, resolution provider or cloud platform.”


The heart of OMP: operative groups to residence common
prolongation challenges.

“Comprised of members from opposite a prolongation industry, the
partnership horizon and heart of a OMP are a operative groups.
We are really vehement to join in a impulse where a manufacturing
comforts are apropos increasingly connected, and we are looking for
innovative ways to make us of a value trove of information that is being
generated,” pronounced Tassilo Festetics, Global Vice President of Solutions
during AB InBev. The OMP initial initial operative groups will concentration on topics
such as IoT Connectivity, Semantic Data Model, IIoT Reference
Architecture, and Core Services for ATS (autonomous transport
systems). Initial concentration areas include:


IOT Connectivity: The OMP steering cabinet will
support attention efforts to bond IoT inclination and machines to the
cloud. It is one of a initial stairs to record prolongation lines and
precedence cloud-connected Industrial IoT applications. “Today, it is
all about analytics and predictions though though information no analytics and
though connectivity no data. Modern inclination can simply be connected
around a OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA). Connecting machines and
applications to a cloud that have been in prolongation for decades
comes with bigger interoperability hurdles as several standards and
interfaces contingency be addressed to interconnect these historically
grown bequest systems (“brownfield approach”). The operative group
IoT Connectivity will concentration on providing industrial-grade corner and
cloud functionalities for a formation and government of OPC UA
inclination in brownfield environments,” pronounced Werner Balandat, Head of
Production Management, ZF Friedrichshafen AG.


Semantic Data Model: Another OMP operative group
focuses on semantic information modelling: Machine and prolongation information are
essential for industrial companies to optimize prolongation with
synthetic comprehension (AI). However, handling information in a common
format opposite mixed sources with constantly elaborating semantics is a
genuine challenge. “Data is a tender element for Industry 4.0 and a
exigency for optimizing prolongation with a assistance of artificial
intelligence. At OMP, we are building a semantic indication that makes
information distinct and illustrates a family and dependencies.
Users no longer accept cryptic, unintelligible numbers and
characters, though production-relevant information including their
context. This semantic information structure ensures improvements along the
whole value sequence and creates AI-based business models probable on a
vast scale,” pronounced Dr.-Ing. Michael Bolle, Member of a Board of
Management, Robert Bosch GmbH.

OMP will continue to enhance as new organizations come on board. The
steering cabinet encourages manufacturers and suppliers of all types
to join a community.


About Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP).

OMP is an fondness to assistance prolongation companies accelerate
creation during scale by cross-industry collaboration, knowledge
and information pity as good as entrance to new technologies. The OMP has
been founded underneath a powerful of a Joint Development Foundation.
The OMP helps businesses transparent a intensity of their information and
confederate industrial solutions faster and some-more firmly while owning
their egghead property, mitigating operational risks and reducing
financial investments by leveraging attention standards, open source
anxiety architectures, common information models, and more.


About a BMW Group.

With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 31 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 15 countries; a association has a tellurian sales network in
some-more than 140 countries. In 2019, a BMW Group sole over 2,520,000
newcomer vehicles and some-more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The
distinction before taxation in a financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on
revenues amounting to € 97.480 billion. As of 31 Dec 2018, the
BMW Group had a workforce of 134,682 employees. The success of a BMW
Group has always been formed on long-term meditative and responsible
action. The association has therefore determined ecological and social
sustainability via a value chain, extensive product
shortcoming and a transparent joining to conserving resources as an
constituent partial of a strategy,


About Bosch.

The Bosch Group is a heading tellurian retailer of record and
services. It employs roughly 403,000 associates worldwide (as of
Dec 31, 2019). According to rough figures, a company
generated sales of 77.9 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are
divided into 4 business sectors:

Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a heading IoT company, Bosch offers
innovative solutions for intelligent homes, intelligent cities, connected
mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses a imagination in sensor
technology, software, and services, as good as a possess IoT cloud, to
offer a business connected, cross-domain solutions from a single
source. The Bosch Group’s vital design is to deliver
innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves peculiarity of life
worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark
enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates record that is “Invented for
life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and a roughly 440
auxiliary and informal companies in 60 countries. Including sales and
use partners, Bosch’s tellurian manufacturing, engineering, and sales
network covers scarcely each nation in a world. The basement for the
company’s destiny expansion is a innovative strength. At 125 locations
opposite a globe, Bosch employs some 72,000 associates in investigate and
development. The association was set adult in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert
Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical
Engineering.” The special tenure structure of Robert Bosch GmbH
guarantees a entrepreneurial leisure of a Bosch Group, creation it
probable for a association to devise over a prolonged tenure and to undertake
poignant upfront investments in a defence of a future.
Ninety-two percent of a share collateral of Robert Bosch GmbH is held
by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a free foundation. The majority
of voting rights are hold by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an
industrial trust. The entrepreneurial tenure functions are carried
out by a trust. The remaining shares are hold by a Bosch family
and by Robert Bosch GmbH. Additional information is accessible online


About Microsoft.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation
for a epoch of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its
goal is to commission each chairman and each classification on the
world to grasp more.


ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

ZF is a tellurian record association and reserve systems for passenger
cars, blurb vehicles and industrial technology, enabling a next
era of mobility. With a extensive record portfolio,
a association offers integrated solutions for determined vehicle
manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in a fields
of travel and mobility. ZF ceaselessly enhances a systems in
a areas of digital connectivity and automation in sequence to allow
vehicles to see, consider and act. In 2018, ZF achieved sales of €36.9
billion. The association has a tellurian workforce of 149,000 with
approximately 230 locations in 40 countries. ZF invests over six
percent of a sales in investigate and growth annually. For further
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