PALO ALTO, Calif.— December 2023 – Arch®, the leading provider of machine data and analytics for manufacturing, is pleased to announce its three-year strategic collaboration with Jabil Inc., a leading global manufacturing solutions provider. The agreement, effective from September 1, 2023, to September 1, 2026, solidifies a long-term international collaboration between the two industry leaders.
Jabil selected Arch Systems for its unrivaled 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 normalize 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 emphasized 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 honored to join forces with Jabil, a global smart manufacturing powerhouse.”
Arch has built the largest collaboration of industry domain experts working hand-in-hand with data scientists to constantly map new signals from the noisy data, adding them to the ever-growing library of actionable insights. These insights are changing how manufacturers tackle their most complex problems, allowing them to simplify and align actions from the shop floor and the top floor. The ArchFX Platform provides the machine connectivity, data management, and advanced insights needed to achieve digital transformation across the manufacturing organization. For more information, visit archsys.io.