A key success measure in the automotive industry is order-to-delivery (OTD) time. To speed up sales and to lower costs, automotive manufacturers need to reduce OTD. In order to stay competitive, manufacturers must maximize speed, efficiency and quality in how products are developed, assembled and delivered to customers.

MAKORO™ – Predictive and Automatic Recommendations:

MAKORO™ helps automobile manufacturers achieve these objectives. It allows businesses to track and manage assets critical to the performance of the business, thereby supporting optimal performance and maintenance levels. MAKORO™ applications – Line, Care and Force – deliver insights and recommendations automatically and continuously, giving businesses the ability to improve manufacturing line, asset and workforce performance from a unified perspective. By managing both critical assets and human resources closely, companies can significantly reduce process inefficiencies while improving workforce engagement. Having top operational performance can make a huge impact on a company’s bottomline. MAKORO™ helps businesses improve uptime of manufacturing assets,  manage compliance and create competitive advantages.

MAKORO™ Force – for the Workforce of Tomorrow (WoT):

Success of digital transformation in manufacturing and supply chain is centered on workforce training and change management. When it comes to workforce, the real challenge is up-skilling operators and maintenance engineers in the areas of continuous improvement, predictive maintenance and their understanding of how the line operates. For workforce managers the skill shift lies in refocusing their managing efforts from asset management toward proactively managing their workforce. Insights and recommendations from MAKORO™ Force delivers recommendations on continuously improving workforce productivity.

MAKORO™ Tab – Recommendations delivered:

MAKORO™ Tab securely delivers insights and recommendations relevant to connected workers – operators and maintenance engineers – on portable hand-held systems as well as on the web to improve workforce productivity. It allows workers to move freely around the factory floor and focus on other core tasks such as accepting recommendations and completing maintenance requests rather than having to monitor systems and machines. MAKORO™ Tab also allows supervisors and managers to review insights and recommendations on the web, in real time and act upon them instead of poring into reports and dashboards, understand data and make decisions.

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How do you want to partner with us?

  1. Be an Implementation Partner. Bring industry experience, MAKORO™ expertise and best practices to create impactful experiences that transform our customers’ businesses.
  2. Be a Sales Channel Partner. Partner with our sales team as affiliates, resellers and value-added providers to maximize value for our customers.

  3. Be a Value Added Partner. Provides value added services for MAKORO™ – Support and Training, Build Custom and Marketplace Applications for customers.

Why partner with us?

CONNECT. Join a fun community that loves solving problems. Push customer experience towards total digital transformation. Interact with MAKORO™ experts and other partners. Ask questions, join forums, and explore events.

LEARN. Learn how MAKORO™ uses Artificial intelligence and Advanced Analytics to solve the most pressing problems in manufacturing. Learn about product roadmaps and release timelines. Play with preview releases. Learn about new opportunities.

GROW. Differentiate your company and highlight the expertise of your employees in the industry and in MAKORO™. Lead larger customer implementations. Create success stories. Grow your business by being a part of our customers’ success.

What is in it for you?

  1. Stand out: We offer several levels of MAKORO™ certifications so you can differentiate yourself in the marketplace.
  2. Make impact: PREP – our partner enablement program gives you access to case studies, best practices and the partner portal. Use them to make impact for our customers.

  3. Earn more: Last but not the least earn significant incentives on the value of the sale upon closure. Move up to Platinum if you are either Gold or Silver.

MAKORO monitors assets and proactively provides maintenance recommendations. Such prediction reduces unplanned downtime and time taken to repair. This in turn reduces lost revenue and improves productivity.

Recommendations from MAKORO are contextual and delivered at the point they are used so they can be conveniently accessed and acted upon. For example, maintenance engineers may get recommendations related to maintenance requests assigned to them on tablets while they are moving around on the factory floor, while maintenance managers would receive cost of service recommendations on their work laptops in their offices.

Businesses use MAKORO to:

  1. Reduce unplanned downtime: MAKORO combines data from sensors with asset service history with parts inventory and workforce availability to schedule preventive maintenance for assets.
  2. Reduce workforce cost: Predictive ability in MAKORO enables businesses balance their maintenance workforce better, resulting in cost reduction.
  3. Improve quality of service: MAKORO predictively routes maintenance requests to maintenance personnel best suited to perform the job – onsite or outsourced, as the case may be. Thus maintenance personnel can ensure highest quality of service with minimal planned downtime.
  4. Improve consistency of service: MAKORO provides contextual recommendations to maintenance personnel to help them perform maintenance work on the assets with a reduced time, better quality and consistency. This results in higher mean time between failure, higher workforce satisfaction and higher customer satisfaction through better product quality.
  5. Lower cost of service: In the process of routing service requests, MAKORO analyzes workforce distribution across geographies and skillsets. MAKORO also tracks other workforce metrics. This helps businesses reduce skill gaps and set up programs for workforce improvements. This also results in optimized workforce distribution and will lower cost of service.
  6. Improve performance continuously: MAKORO allows businesses to track their customer satisfaction indices, workforce satisfaction indices and indices related to quality and cost of service. Notifications are automatically sent out when these indices change patterns.

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Advent of IoT and cloud-based technologies has increased availability of data in #manufacturing. This data will allow businesses to monitor and control their processes at a much higher level of sophistication.
The availability of huge amounts of data also opens opportunities for advanced analytics and artificial intelligence which then empowers your manufacturing workforce to make objective, transparent and more accurate decisions in day-to-day operations. We are not talking of analytics that lead  to improved visualization representation. Realtime visualization of operations is important, but with MAKORO™ we are going beyond that – we are building a decision support system for manufacturing.  With advanced analytics capabilities in MAKORO™ we are putting reports and dashboards behind us. It is no longer necessary for your users to drill, slice or dice data.
Moreover, just because I mention AI and Advanced Analytics, you don’t need to hire data scientists, analysts and teams of software engineers to maintain, operate and use MAKORO™.
In fact it’s quite the opposite.
With MAKORO™, we display intelligence as natural language recommendations in plain English (or whatever your language happens to be) so your employees can read and understand them easily. These are recommendations that will impact your asset operation and maintenance processes for now, and many other processes later as we keep building more. But if you happen to have a data scientist on your team, we do offer data and statistics to back up our recommendations that your power user can dive into.
You ask, that’s broad – how can MAKORO™ be everything for everyone?
Yes MAKORO™ is broad.
But we are not building it broad.
We are breaking MAKORO™ down into specific problems. And for each problem we are building MAKORO™ deep before we go broad. That’s really the only way to build an artificial intelligence product. If you want to solve everything, even in a specific (and vast) domain like manufacturing, the product eventually ends up being a set of loosely joined projects. We are taking up asset performance at first and solving problems around that. That’s what the team is working on now.
At the core is MAKORO™ Mind – our AI platform that is capable of taking in and analyzing super large data sets from a variety of manufacturing sources and applying machine learning and deep learning algorithms to the data. The resulting models are then used to derive insights and recommendations about asset operations, which are automatically incorporated into operational flows, so that as data is received from your assets, our models generate recommendations that support your workers in making operational business decisions in real time.
Using the capabilities of MAKORO™ Mind we are building three applications: MAKORO™ Line – which makes recommendations about asset uptime, MAKORO™ Care – which makes recommendations about asset maintenance and MAKORO™ Force – which makes recommendations about improving productivity of operations and maintenance workforce.
All this with little to no data preparation or staging effort. Because we solve very specific problems you do not need to boil the ocean to prepare data.
And also because we have a Swiss Army knife. We call it MAKORO™ Prime.
Prime automates data preparation tasks that you commonly need so you don’t break a sweat. It facilitates data preparation for your training needs. Prime understands data in all sorts of formats – the ones you use and the ones we use. You can use your data in your formats. Prime will take it – without type restrictions and without limitations on data volume. Once Prime kicks in, it will cleanse, aggregate, summarize, and transform your data as required for analysis. And you will have complete transparency through the process.
Sitting on top of IoT and other manufacturing and enterprise systems MAKORO™ is being built to be the intelligent infrastructure that becomes the basis for industrial applications which will allow businesses to move to predictive operations and maintenance in the short and medium term, and to solve more strategic problems like market expansion, product differentiation in the long term, which will eventually lead businesses undertaking personalized and sustainable manufacturing.
We are building MAKORO™ for Cloud. For now. But we are looking for opportunities to bring it to the Fog and the Edge. Our goal is to have MAKORO™ footprints on all computing environments.
Until next time…