Ford Pilots IntoSite to Virtually Navigate Factories and Enhance Global Manufacturing Collaboration
byTimEgloff12-11-201301:45 PM - edited 12-13-201310:56 AM
From the press release:
IntoSite, developed by Siemens using Google Earth infrastructure, is a cloud-based web application that allows users to share information within the virtual plants.
"Using a platform that most of the world already is familiar with, Google Earth, we will be able to increase the speed of adoption and implementation for our manufacturing teams around the world," said Janice Goral, manager, Ford vehicle operations manufacturing engineering.
"The information then harnessed and transferred would build on our existing efforts to enhance alignment around the globe, and cater to a world where visual communication now can be more effective than email."
"Ford takes a very innovative approach to manufacturing, so it's no coincidence that they are the first to leverage IntoSite," said, Zvi Feuer, senior vice president, manufacturing engineering software, Siemens PLM software.