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Manufacturing and the nbn® access network

Helping to make innovation easy.

You might be surprised to learn that digital services now make up around 25% of the inputs to manufactured products. At every stage of the manufacturing process, integrated digital technologies are making smart manufacturing not just a competitive advantage, but a necessity in terms of scalable operations, IP security, data analytics and new and more sustainable supply chain models.

Considering moving to the cloud

For essential non-manufacturing aspects of your operations – such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and financial management software, the cloud is the logical place to help manage total cost of ownership and take advantage of upgrades without dedicating your own strategic resources.

Roll out remote control and automation

By integrating not just applications but operations in the cloud, you could centralise research, development and control, and decentralise the manufacturing/distribution phases. This could help you to place plants around the country, bringing you closer to your end customers.

Use infotech to ignite innovation

Some of the world’s biggest names in manufacturing are already using enterprise-wide analytics to fine tune their operations and tailor their products to suit the spoken – and unspoken – needs of their customers. Which means moving from on-premises to the power and scalability of cloud data management.

What the nbn™ access network can do for manufacturing

When you’re looking at operation-wide remote control and automation, you’ll need to focus on the design of your local area networks. With multiple applications competing for bandwidth, a plan based on nbn’s wholesale Traffic Class 2 (TC2) products with a wholesale committed information rate – as well as an enhanced Service Level Agreement between nbn and your service provider for rectification of faults within nbn’s control – will help your provider minimise downtime.*

* Your experience, including the speeds actually achieved over the nbn™ broadband access network, depends on the technology over which services are delivered to your premises and some factors outside our control (like your equipment quality, software, signal quality, broadband plans and how your provider designs its network). nbn is a provider of wholesale speeds to phone and internet providers. nbn™ wholesale speed tiers available to your internet provider vary depending on the access technology in your area.