Siemens is reorganizing its IT operations as part of a series of measures aimed at boosting the group’s efficiency.
The Germany-based technology conglomerate said it is reviewing the geographical setup of its IT activities and digitizing its own processes. It is also planning the centralization of German storage facilities at its Digital Factory Division.
IT operations will play a key role in the planned transformation of Siemens into “a modern, digital enterprise,” the company said in a press release. As part of the strategy, it wants to build up expertise in cyber security and data analysis.
“The realignment of our enterprise IT will undoubtedly play a key role for Siemens in its transformation into a digital industrial company,” Siemens management board member Michael Sen said. “We’ll drive this topic resolutely and thus increase our flexibility, too.”
The company’s Digital Factory unit, which offers a suite of product lifecycle tools to help optimize manufacturing, is planning to consolidate five German storage facilities to create a new logistics center in Amberg near Nuremberg. An external service provider will operate the center.
Siemens said the move will improve reaction times and reduce costs now incurred by transferring goods between individual facilities.