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Sub-Zero faced the largest product launch in the company’s history:

It wanted to launch 60 new products as scheduled while simultaneously opening a new “greenfield” production facility, yet still adhering to stringent quality requirements and manage issues from new supply-chain partners. A the same time, it wanted to increase staff productivity time and collaboration while reducing travel and costs.

  • Cisco
    Cisco designs and sells broad lines of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world, building the Internet. Over the last 30 plus years, they have been the world’s leader in connecting people, things and technologies - to each other and to the Internet - realizing their vision of changing the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. Today, Cisco have over 70,000 employees in over 400 offices worldwide who design, produce, sell, and deliver integrated products, services, and solutions. Over time, they have expanded to new markets that are a natural extension of their core networking business, as the network has become the platform for automating, orchestrating, integrating, and delivering an ever-increasing array of information technology (IT)–based products and services. Revenue: $49.2 billion (2015) NASDAQ: CSCO Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Jasper - OpenDNS - CloudLock
  • Networks & Connectivity - Wireless Local Area Network
    Sensors - Camera / Video Systems
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Remote Collaboration
  • Sub-Zero, a family-owned business, pioneered the development of the built-in refrigerator in the 1950s and is still the leading manufacturer of luxury appliances in North America. 
  • Sub-Zero
  • Sub-Zero turned to an enterprise-grade mobile video collaboration solution that supported its massive new product launch.

    This  included Cisco wireless networking infrastructure, Cisco TelePresence, and Librestream Onsight mobile collaboration software and rugged cameras. Manufacturing mobile video capabilities were integrated into daily workflows and processes. Existing wireless networks were upgraded to support mobile devices, video streaming and conferencing within manufacturing facilities. Cisco also integrates the solution into existing video infrastructure and tools.

  • Communication Performance
  • Impact #1
    [Management Effectiveness - Internal Collaboration]
    Deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Installation]
    Technicians are able to query instruments remotely during commissioning to confirm device functionality.
    Impact #3
    [Efficiency Improvement - Time To Market]
    Faster time-to-market: programming time, collaboration time, and installation time are shortened during the introduction of new products.
  • Benefit #1

    Sub-Zero estimates they cut 10-20% off the process by immediately connecting teams and speeding decisions.

    Benefit #2

    Sub-Zero estimates an internal cost saving of $2,500 per production line per hour with a direct 5-10% reduction in downtime related to design and manufacturing issues.

    Benefit #3

    Sub-Zero estimates an annual travel savings of more than $40,000.

  • Librestream
    Librestream’s virtual presence platform Onsight is deployed on over 10 million devices globally, providing a proven video collaboration capability to service, manufacturing,energy, insurance, and public sector organizations. The collaboration platform brings the eyes and ears of experts into the field to collaborate on ‘things’ - virtually. Using Onsight, remote teams see live video, talk, draw, and share images with field staff, customers or external suppliers to assess operations and resolve issues immediately.
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