Arch Systems and Jabil join for manufacturing data and analytics solution

4th January 2024
Kristian McCann

Arch has announced a three-year strategic collaboration with Jabil. The agreement, effective from September 1st, 2023, to September 1st, 2026, solidifies a long-term international collaboration between the two.

Jabil selected Arch Systems for its unrivalled expertise in manufacturing data, offering a seamless solution that adds key functionality and enhances critical points within Jabil's internal system. The strategic collaboration spans four continents, twelve countries, and several hundred production lines front-to-back, from surface mount technology (SMT) through backend assembly and test.

Michal Wierzchowski, Vice President overseeing Digital Factory at Jabil, said, “We selected Arch for their rapid speed and non-disruptive deployment approach.  During our pilot, Arch deployed their solution across hundreds of machines within weeks, achieving this with zero downtime. Unlike others, they don’t just collect data; they normalise it, granting our customers with instant access to essential product level data and insights. We look forward to collaborating with Arch further on our long-term goals for digital factory.”

Speed, expertise, no-downtime deployments, and cost efficiency were pivotal factors in Jabil’s decision. Arch’s pre-existing library of process insights and GLO, global and local operational intelligence tools, were also critical.  

Arch CEO Andrew Scheuermann emphasised the importance of data in driving business intelligence, stating, “It starts with rapid, global data collection, whether standard sources, proprietary or legacy machines, and unlocking pre-built data applications and insights.”

He continued, “The real goal is actionable intelligence. Manufacturers are seeking a greater understanding of what’s happening in the factory, alerts, and playbooks to respond, and a system that learns and improves. Jabil is a leading pioneer in such efforts. We are honoured to join forces with Jabil, a global smart manufacturing powerhouse.”

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