Smart Factory Platform

"Netflix for industry" - Industry 4.0 apps are available as microservices on a cloud platform by subscription

Your digital ecosystem for smart factories

Without agility and flexibility, companies have no chance in the digitalised economy. For manufacturing companies, too, the world is spinning faster and faster: shorter development cycles, increasingly complex production processes, massive competitive pressure. They are forced to keep increasing their efficiency and productivity.

Your digital ecosystem for smart factories

With the Smart Factory Platform, msg Plaut is now providing industry with an IT marketplace that allows companies to purchase agile individual solutions that can be implemented quickly depending on their acute needs and thus keep their production processes up to date at all times.

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Stefan Klinge

Business Development Automotive

The 5 biggest challenges facing the industry

2020 brought massive losses, but the current figures are optimistic.
Nevertheless, the situation remains volatile (Covid 19 mutations, climate change).

  • Agility and flexibility are essential to remain marketable.

Cloud-based and digitised offerings:

  • greater work efficiency
  • stronger customer demand through modern offers
  • increased revenue through freemium offers
  • greater choice through new technologies

Cybercrime on the rise:

  • Investments for security measures are well spent

New business models and fields as well as new ideas make a company fit for the future and for everything else the market has in store - nationally as well as internationally.

  • Many potential cooperation partners are young, agile and broad-based
  • Bundling and exchange of know-how strengthen own expertise

The requirements for companies in the area of environmental protection are becoming more and more stringent (also internationally).

  • Only companies that do their part to protect the climate can survive in the long term.
  • Competitive advantage through the use of new technologies for sustainable production and materials, CO2 offsetting or better working conditions

European companies are coming under enormous price pressure from Asia and the USA.
Here it is important to create one's own niches and balance this pressure with other assets.

  • Brings positive differentiation from the competition
  • USP with added value for a customer base that remains loyal despite the possibly higher price structure

Digital manufacturing is the answer

Globale trends

  • Global availability of products and services
  • Local manufacturing & value creation
  • High flexibility to follow changing policy frameworks
  • Maximum and continuous cost optimisation

Quickly implementable, applicable use cases

  • Data-​centric production architecture
  • Reduction of waste and continuous process optimisation with early warning systems
  • Use of digital services from suppliers and partners for own process optimisation
  • Increase OEE through better employee communication and transparency

Transformation thanks to the Smart Factory platform

Many companies deal with digital manufacturing, but do not manage to roll it out on their own. msg Plaut supports you in your transformation thanks to the Smart Factory platform.

  • One open platform for the rapid deployment of AI-​based apps for production and logistics, directly usable and quality-​assured from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
  • Intelligent Apps for a Data Driven Enterprise
  • High transparency and flexibility in the manufacturing processes through Smart Analytics and early warning systems
  • An ecosystem for "smart factories"

The Smart Factory Platform Ecosystem

The path to digital manufacturing

  • Use SFP as a blueprint for your own digital manufacturing architecture
  • Continuous expansion
  • Extraction and use of data for own digital services


Smart Factory and Smart Logistics Use Cases

  • More than 15 Digital Manufacturing Use Cases
  • Use cases directly from the Azure Marketplace
  • Minimal installations are required
  • Security by design

End2End Innovation, MVP Development Platform and Ecosystems

  • Joint development of new use cases
  • Validation of the use cases via the SFP marketplace
  • Use of ideation and collaboration platforms
  • Co-selling via the SFP

Smart Factory and Smart Logistics Use Cases

  • Automatic provisioning
  • Smart Analytics and Prediction
  • Virtual Production Reality
  • Micro Services
  • API management

All advantages at a glance

  1. Minimum effort for digital lean manufacturing processes
  2. Maximum flexibility through modular system
  3. Transparency in production
  4. Acceleration of the product launch
  5. Reduction of the error rate
  6. Increasing the overall system efficiency

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Use Cases for the Smart Factory Platform

Use Case

Get information on the initial situation, the description and the benefits of Predicitve Quality Assurance.

Use Case

Get information on the initial situation, the description and the benefits of Value flow analysis.

Examples of other use cases

Mobile apps and smart watches to increase employee self-​organisation.

Standardised middleware for quick integration of legacy shop floor applications and assets to SFP Cloud Services.

Analysis of plant data and identification of potential for improvement, motivating employees to increase productivity. With or without reference to the production order.

Fast integration of legacy systems into modern data-​based shop floor organisation. Modular kit of sensors, hardware, software and algorithms for the integration of AI applications.

AR apps for daily picking and assembly tasks that help avoid human error. This leads to an improvement in quality, efficiency and human capital.

Digital work instructions of non-value-added documentation tasks, increase staff productivity and enable systematic analyses for continuous improvement.

Data from MES, ERP, SQL or OPC UA is easily processed and visualised on screens in an understandable way to improve worker and process control.

Digital performance dialogue for shop floor management for faster problem solving and higher transparency.

Process mining of manufacturing processes to identify cost savings and enables process optimisation.