Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday April 25, 2016

Microsoft And Jabil Collaborate To Create Quality Assurance Platform

Monday at the Hannover Messe industrial fair, Microsoft Corp. announced that Jabil, one of the world’s leading design and manufacturing solution providers, has built its predictive analytics solution on Microsoft Azure Machine Learning. The new platform predicts errors or failures on the assembly floor before they occur, saving its customers time and money while delivering superior quality and shortened product lead times throughout the entire supply chain. Jabil has rolled out the platform in two of its megasites in Penang, Malaysia, and Guadalajara, Mexico, and plans to deploy the solution to its facilities worldwide.

In digital manufacturing, quality assurance across the assembly line is imperative. Identifying errors, slowdowns and potential failures before they occur rather than after they happen can help companies be more proactive and improve productivity. Through a collaboration with Microsoft, Jabil is using Microsoft Azure services to analyze millions of data points from machines running dozens of steps throughout the manufacturing process. Through Azure Machine Learning, Jabil can help predict failures earlier in the process, for example, at step two in a 32-step process instead of step 15.