Kennametal has invested heavily in Microsoft cloud technologies as part of its digital transformation journey to reduce costs, increase productivity, and empower workers to deliver superior results for their customers. In this video, see how they utilize Microsoft Azure cloud platform and services to Microsoft Dynamics 365 business applications to Microsoft 365 productivity, security, and mobility tools. Kennametal believes that Microsoft resources will help the company fulfill its business promises.
From airplanes to mine drills, machines around the world depend on parts built with Kennametal technology. As part of its vision to create the factories of the future, the global manufacturer modernized its operations by moving IT and business operations to the cloud and embracing new technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT). Kennametal chose Microsoft as its cloud provider and, as part of its Simplification/Modernization initiative, began a three-year journey to become a cloud-first company. With its firm cloud foundation, Kennametal is streamlining its business, using IoT to boost factory output in certain operations, and bringing better solutions to its customers.
As part of its digital transformation journey, Kennametal has invested heavily in Microsoft cloud technologies to reduce costs, increase productivity, and empower workers to deliver superior results for Kennametal customers. From the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and services to Microsoft Dynamics 365 business applications to Microsoft 365 productivity, security, and mobility tools, Kennametal believes that Microsoft resources will help the company fulfill its business promises.
One key part of Kennametal’s modernization effort is to upgrade its manufacturing plants and turn them into the factories of the future where IoT-enabled machines serve up a constant stream of data that operators can use to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize performance. Kennametal uses Microsoft Power BI to turn that same data into actionable business insights that guide informed decisions by plant managers and company executives. From increased employee engagement to higher factory output, Kennametal is seeing the benefits from its cloud investments.
These great results didn’t happen overnight—they came from careful planning and a well-orchestrated cloud migration. With the right tools and technology partners, Kennametal has sketched a solid blueprint for other companies that want to bring their complex IT ecosystems and business-critical applications to the cloud and future-proof their businesses.