The Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) is a non-profit alliance founded under the Joint Development Foundation to help manufacturing companies accelerate innovation at scale through cross-industry collaboration, knowledge and data sharing as well as access to new technologies.
Microsoft has allied with Anheuser-Busch InBev, BMW Group, Bosch, and ZF Friedrichshafen as the OMP steering committee members.
Through the OMP, Microsoft aims to improve manufacturing companies, and enable them become more effective in core areas vital to the industry such as IoT Connectivity, semantic data models, Industrial IoT reference architecture, and core services for ATS (autonomous transport systems).
“Through the open collaboration approach that is the cornerstone of OMP, manufacturing companies will be able to bring offerings to market faster, with increased scale and greater efficiency,” said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President Cloud & AI at Microsoft.
The BMW group renowned for its four brands, BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad is a prominent automobile company in the OMP.
With a global sales network in over 140 countries, the BMW group is a force to be reckoned with.
“Our goal is to drive manufacturing innovation at scale, accelerate time-to-value and drive production efficiencies by jointly solving mutual challenges, based on an open community approach. The OMP helps manufacturing companies unlock the potential of their data, implement industrial solutions faster and more securely, and benefit from industrial contributions while preserving their intellectual property (IP) and competitive advantages, mitigating operational risks and reducing financial investments,” said Jürgen Maidl, Senior Vice President Production Network and Supply Chain Management at the BMW Group.
The OMP has also been supporting other alliances such as open source reference architectures and common data models.
With the collaborative alliance of these tech giants, the OMP is expected to undergo a significant acceleration in innovation at scale.
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