Are you a Cisco customer or partner looking to learn more about the manufacturing products and solutions we offer? Cisco’s Portfolio Explorer for industries builds the bridge between our customer’s desired business outcomes and the Cisco technology that enables them.

Cisco’s Portfolio Explorer for Manufacturing features five manufacturing themes with fifteen associated use cases that highlight exactly how our manufacturing customers are leveraging Cisco products and solutions and the success stories that accompany those deployments. Below are overviews of the five themes.

1. Manufacturing Supply Chain Operations 

Enable proactive supply chain management and enhance efficiency, visibility, and safety by securely integrating machines, sensors, scanners, and video systems. This approach ensures full visibility into asset tracking, raw material usage, and inventory control to meet plant demands. Additionally, establishing a comprehensive wireless network facilitates seamless asset roaming, streamlining industrial mobility.  

2. Advanced Manufacturing Operations 

Securely connect production systems like IACS devices, sensors, and controllers and streamline information flow for faster decision-making and learning. Optimize asset utilization, resolve issues, and enhance visibility with remote operations, and automate the collection and integration of all available data sources with our Digital Twin.

3. Workforce Enablement 

Develop a smart workplace environment fostering optimized communication and collaboration, enhancing employee productivity, maximizing asset utilization, and promoting sustainability. This theme also ensures reliable voice and video communications to the plant floor from any location, at any time.  

4. Industrial Security and Safety  

Establish a cybersecurity foundation that integrates OT visibility, zone segmentation, access control, and threat detection, all bolstered by a Security Operations Center (SOC) fueled by security intelligence. Cisco’s software-defined micro segmentation leverages finer policy enforcement and access control.  

5. Sustainable Operations 

Achieve a sustainable business that better manages energy, waste, and materials to achieve emissions and recycling objectives. Smart and sustainable facilities work in tandem with electric vehicle charging that is securely connected enabling uptime, station maintenance, and improved driver experience.  

Cisco at HANNOVER MESSE 2024 

Join Cisco at HANNOVER MESSE, the most important international platform and hot spot for industrial transformation. HANNOVER MESSE 2024 will take place in Hannover, Germany from April 22-26. Cisco will be in attendance to showcase our industry-leading, secure solutions that enable manufacturers to focus on creating a sustainable supply chain. Find us in Hall 15, Stand F18. 


Greyson Cahill

Customer Marketing Specialist

Customer Solutions Marketing