Digitalization is currently one of the most important strategic areas. Digitalization is not a goal in and of itself, it is an opportunity to increase an enterprise’s competitiveness both in the local market and internationally. There are many examples of us helping our clients increase their productivity. In automotive construction, we actively work with Kamaz. The last Kamaz freight truck was developed using our Siemens PLM Software, which allowed almost all of the R&D to go digital, helping the company create a new product. <...> Another example: we worked with Russian Railways to create an analytical centre for collecting big data from Lastochka trains, locomotives used by Russian Railways on the country’s railroads. This has essentially allowed for a transition to condition-based maintenance. <...> The same thing is happening in agriculture. With the help of digitalization and weather forecast analysis, you can turn pumps on in time to prevent flooding — Alexander Liberov, President, Siemens in Russia.
The majority of our recent progress in this area (improving labour productivity — Ed.) is happening thanks to digitalization. What have we done in Russia? We modernized all of our facilities; we’ve digitalized all of our preparation procedures. <...> As a result, we were able to lower order wait time by one minute over the last year. You currently have to wait an average of 140 seconds from the moment you’ve made your order to the moment you receive it. In certain locations, we’ve been able to reduce this time to 120 seconds. All of this increases customer satisfaction — Marc Carena, Director General, McDonald’s in Russia.
Using IT technology, we have been able to more than double our labour productivity. We are in the top three companies in Russia in this area (labour productivity — Ed.), though we also look good compared to Chinese, Japanese, and I think, European and American companies in terms of throughput — Sergey Kolesnikov, President of TechnoNIKOL Corporation.
High-tech and robotics are always valuable, and we always keep in mind that this is investment in quality and productivity. <...> Digitalization helps us identify deviations faster and react faster — Katsutoshi Nishimoto, Senior Vice President, Toyota Motor Europe.