JLR partners with Tata Communications to transform digital business

Tata Communications will deploy its cloud-first, software-defined wide area network (SD- WAN) technology, connecting all JLR’s 128 sites worldwide.

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JLR partners with Tata Communications to transform digital business

JLR is partnering with Tata Communications to pave the way for new standards such as Industry 4.0 and advanced analytics. The partnership will power the production of JLR’s next-generation vehicles, a key part of its Reimagine strategy, and provide the connectivity foundation for the next phase of digital transformation for the organisation.

Tata Communications will deploy its cloud-first, software-defined wide area network (SD- WAN) technology, connecting all JLR’s 128 sites worldwide.

This advanced global connected capability — between JLR’s global HQ and its plants, warehouses, sales centres, data centres and cloud services, will significantly boost supply chain efficiency and security.

The transformation will enable JLR to bring in AI-powered and real-time data capturing, monitoring and analysis to improve production line performance. Through predictive risk management controls, the carmaker will be able to identify potential anomalies more effectively – driving greater efficiencies while also helping assure vehicle quality build.

This partnership will significantly shorten the time to upgrade manufacturing
processes, strengthen operational resilience and increase agility to meet production
demands. JLR estimates significant cost savings along with business benefits through scale and security. Tata Communications has already commenced implementation of the network transformation program and will complete the deployment by 2025.

JLR’s Group Chief Digital and Information Officer, Tony Battle, said: "This is an exciting phase in the digital transformation of our business, leveraging the technologies and capabilities of Tata Communications that will leapfrog our
networks into the future." 

He further added that moving to SD-WAN means that they can use AI powered automation to predict vulnerabilities, proactively intervene, prevent issues and perform more effectively on a global scale across our network.

"The cutting-edge connectivity platform will help us build the world-class ecosystem we need to deliver modern luxury vehicles and remarkable driving experiences," Battle stated. 

Tata Communications’ Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Sumeet Walia said, "Tata Communications is deploying a ‘digital fabric’, comprising our agile infrastructure, platforms and managed services, that will help integrate JLR’s systems, workforce, suppliers, stakeholders and customers across the globe, delivering a seamless flow of data to enrich key aspects of the business ecosystem." 

“This partnership will also further our combined commitment to sustainability, as we join forces with JLR to digitally transform the production line of their next generation vehicles," he stated. 

JLR and Tata Communications have been in a long-standing partnership. Tata
Communications MOVE platform enables connected car solutions powering the
infotainment and telematics platforms in over 600,000 JLR vehicles with seamless
connectivity across more than 100 markets.

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