What is “Industry X”, and how can it help your business thrive?

Posted on 29 Jun 2022 by The Manufacturer
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Businesses in the engineering and manufacturing sectors face a common set of problems. How do I design and engineer intelligent products and platforms that customers love and that are more profitable? How do I make things, and the things we make, more sustainably? How do I optimise my multi-site production and operation facilities to deliver productivity improvements that will hit the bottom line as well as provide the agility needed to meet current and future customer demand? How do I ensure safety, privacy, and security without compromising cost?

Industry X is the answer to these and other mission-critical questions. Through our Industry X practice, Accenture leverages the combined power of data and digital to help customers reimagine the products they make and how they make them. With digital intelligence connecting every point along the way, we work with clients using data and technologies such as AR/VR, cloud, AI, 5G, robotics and digital twins to embed greater resilience, productivity, and sustainability into their core operations. In the process, we help create new, hyper-personalised experiences, and intelligent products and services.

Via Industry X, we are digitising factory operations in different industries using Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to improve margins, reduce waste, and enable real-time, data-driven decision making. We are working for Consumer Goods companies to implement product life cycle management solutions that digitisse R&D processes and accelerate product innovation. We’re also partnering with High-Tech and Automotive industries to develop embedded software and software solutions for innovative, intelligent products. Whatever the industry, whatever the product, we can help.

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Industry X is focused on two core areas:

  • Our Product Engineering and Servicing team works with clients to envision and invent the future of their end-to-end product journey and to design their next-generation R&D. We architect, design, develop, build, and deliver software, hardware, and scalable and help clients transform their organizations. Our services contribute to an increased return on R&D investment while unlocking new revenue streams, optimising product portfolios, accelerating time-to-market, improving product reliability, and increasing consumer confidence through secure and sustainable products.
  • Our Manufacturing & Operations capability brings digital transformation to the core of manufacturing. From the front-end engineering design of capital projects to asset commissioning, and an innovation engine to power continuous improvement, we boost delivery certainty and performance through real-time and intelligent project controls, AI-infused engineering, mobile worker solutions, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and digital twins. Our services contribute to improved capital efficiency, reduced manufacturing costs, improved environmental impact, enhanced safety, and productivity and experience boosts for the industrial worker, as well as improved cyber resilience and operational availability.

Accenture’s goal is the be the market leader in Engineering and Manufacturing services. That’s why we have invested significantly to build a multi-billion-dollar business globally, including acquisitions of umlaut, Myrtle Consulting Group, ESP, Callisto, TA Cook, and VanBerlo. With Accenture in your corner, you can accelerate the transformation of your engineering or manufacturing business to stay ahead of change and be able to deliver within a rapidly changing operational environment.

Industry X Gateway.