The Open Manufacturing Platform: A Collaborative Initiative to Accelerate Innovations in Industrial Production

The Open Manufacturing Platform: A Collaborative Initiative to Accelerate Innovations in Industrial Production

  • July 2020 •
  • 8 pages •
  • Report ID: 5948988 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Perspective outlines our key takeaways from the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), a collaborative initiative by BMW and Microsoft and recently joined by ZF, Anheuser-Busch, and Bosch. IDC reached out to stakeholders of this initiative to find out more about their motivation to participate and their goals. The major goal for all members is to jointly collaborate on the development of digital factory solutions to scale industrial innovations much faster than a single manufacturer could."The Open Manufacturing Platform is a promising initiative for manufacturing companies to drive the scale of process optimizations and industrial innovations in a community that relies on open source and shares the mindset of cross-company collaborative innovation," said Stefanie Naujoks, research director at IDC Manufacturing Insights in Europe. "However, companies should also consider joining other initiatives in which they could better contribute to solving challenges in their specific industries or domains."