1Solving “Boundaries” issues by utilizing abundant experience and expertise in broad business fields
Hitachi boasts a history in Information Technology (IT) spanning more than five decades, and has cultivated its Operational Technology (OT) for more than a century with a product range that mainly involves social infrastructure. With extensive experience developed in these broad-ranging fields of business, and the expertise acquired through practical application as one of Japan’s greatest manufacturers, we leverage our strengths to create value through our ability owing Products, OT, and IT resources.
When digitizing a factory, we achieve overall optimization by collecting data generated from products in physical space, assembling it in cyber space, and giving the analysis feedback to OT, which drives products. For this, profound knowledge, experience and expertise, or domain knowledge, are required in the fields of products, OT and IT. That’s exactly the source of Hitachi’s proposal capabilities.
As customer needs become more diverse and advanced, there are cases where various gaps exist between the field and management (vertical), between the supply chains (horizontal), and between different industries (places). Hitachi calls this “the boundaries.” In particular, the "places," where different fields connect with each other, are becoming more important for solving the complicated issues that exist currently. Hitachi provides a total seamless one-stop solution by connecting with digital technology to solve boundary issues which arise not only between businesses but between companies or industries, ranging from procurement and manufacturing to logistics and retail, by utilizing the broad experience and expertise. With smooth collaboration, which has overcome "boundary" issues, we will achieve overall optimization of value chain, starting from individual optimization.