B. Braun selects Cognite Data Fusion® to develop digital twins and AI-powered applications for its manufacturing data management
Cognite, a global leader in industrial software, today announcedB. Braun, a leading medical technology company, has selected Cognite Data Fusion® as the core of its Manufacturing Data Management solution. By integrating Cognite’s Industrial DataOps platform with its manufacturing domain knowledge, B. Braun leverages digital twins and AI-powered applications to achieve operational excellence across production, maintenance, and sustainability.
The Manufacturing Data Management solution will provide a fully digital DevOps workflow to develop, deploy, and sustain a pipeline of business applications. Cognite Data Fusion® will integrate and contextualize all operational data from product development, engineering, production, quality management, maintenance, EHS, and enterprise systems into one contextualized data layer that adheres to and extends industry standards for data modeling and enables the evolution of those data models over time as needed. The Manufacturing Data Management solution will provide comprehensive, easily accessible, and trusted information to both domain experts and developers, creating the foundation for data-driven transformation at scale.
Abram Ziegelaar, VP of Operational Technology at B. Braun Medical Industries in Malaysia, highlights three main value drivers of the solution:
“First, our wide variety of front-line workers and domain experts can collaborate with a common pool of trusted, real-world, live data from diverse sources and integrated, standardized applications. They get the information they need with the business context they need to respond quickly. This provides significant efficiency gains and reduces errors caused by poor quality or inaccessible information and disjointed processes.
“Second, our front-line people often intuitively know what needs to be done to improve performance, but lack the tools to test their intuition. Controlled access to a rich universe of well-curated information turns our front-liners into ‘citizen data scientists’ who can own their reports and analyses, make better decisions, and demonstrate the viability of improvement possibilities with real data. After implementation, we can measure the actual effects of improvements. Doing all of this in a global platform across many sites allows us to rapidly spread this knowledge and multiply the gains. ‘Continuous Improvement’ really becomes continuous.
“Third, you don’t know what you don’t know. A unique value of Cognite Data Fusion’s AI-powered data contextualization is how it provides us with the ‘smarts’ to answer very complex questions and create visibility into new areas to explore.”
“On behalf of Cognite, we are proud to partner with B. Braun as they transform into a data-first organization based on a strong operational data foundation. Cognite Data Fusion®, which provides simple access to complex industrial data, will fast track time to value of the Manufacturing Data Management solution and empower B. Braun to build and scale valuable business solutions,” said Petteri Vainikka, Chief Marketing Officer at Cognite.
As part of the partnership, Cognite will collaborate with B. Braun to integrate its in-house support tools with Cognite’s user community, Cognite Hub, to provide seamless support to the B. Braun organization. To learn more about Cognite Data Fusion, visit: cognite.com/en/product/cognite_data_fusion_industrial_dataops_platform