SDLG partners with Alibaba for future growth
SDLG and Alibaba form partnership to improve intelligent manufacturing in China.

-  SDLG will use Alibaba’s business intelligence expertise to modernize production, increasing efficiency and flexibility in the process.

SDLG and Alibaba Group Holdings (Alibaba), which is headquartered in Hangzhou, China, have announced a new partnership aimed at improving and enhancing intelligent manufacturing techniques at SDLG’s assembly plants in China. SDLG, which is majority-owned by Volvo Construction Equipment, produces thousands of machines each year. And, by partnering with Alibaba, a global leader in B2B e-commerce and business intelligence technologies, the company hopes to use such innovations as artificial intelligence, machine-to-machine communication and intelligent devices to modernize its manufacturing. The goal is to boost productivity and reduce waste in its factories, while still delivering high-quality, reliable products to its customers.

Immediately, SDLG plans to begin using Alibaba’s cloud technology to improve procurement and supply chain sourcing, for example, which should help the company become more flexible in its production, as it can better shift among supply partners to meet changing market dynamics. Also, it will use Alibaba’s business intelligence tools to analyze the data of its current operations, which will help the company make more informed business decisions in the future.

SDLG’s intelligent or ‘smart’ manufacturing processes already include mechanisms that optimize its machine design process, its production and sales pipelines, for example. Tools provided by Alibaba through the new partnership will give SDLG insight into its own business operations at a level not previously seen.

“Our partnership with Alibaba will enable SDLG to better look within our company and discover the improvements that can be made to help us continue to grow on a global scale,” Wen Degang, General Manager of SDLG explained. “And, this investment will help us do our part to shift from ‘Made in China’ to ‘Developed in China.’”

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