How are enterprises leveraging EIIR providers for Industry 4.0? (Deals/Contracts/ Partnerships)
TCS is selected by one of the world’s largest chemical manufacturers, as the strategic partner for their Digital Plant transformation journey. TCS will assess its Industry 4.0 maturity & develop a process improvement roadmap for its plants across the globe.
Damen Shipyards has partnered with TCS in the development of an integrated IoT platform. With this, Damen vessels become increasingly connected and Damen is able to gather and analyze data from the 10-15,000 sensors on board its vessels. The results of this are significant, offering predictive maintenance, remote services access and savings in fuel consumption.
How are enterprises organizing their Industry 4.0 activities? (GICs/ R&D Best Practices/Solutions)
A disappointing end to one of bold Industry 4.0 experiments by Adidas. It is closing its robotic speed factories in Atlanta and Ansbach, Germany. Looks flexibility of changing robotic assembly for different product lines is more complicated than earlier thought and production in low wage Asian countries cannot be beaten with current state of robotics. At least not yet.
How are Industry 4.0 providers building their solutions and capabilities?
Accenture will acquire SILVEO. The acquisition would add skills in supply chain and manufacturing software from SAP and Dassault Systèmes to Accenture’s Industry X.0 practice in France.
Rockwell acquires MESTECH services to strengthen is own MES implementation expertise.
PTC to acquire leading SaaS product development platform provider Onshape.
Accenture to acquire Nytec to innovate connected experiences for clients. Acquisition will add deep expertise in IoT engineering and software platform development to Accenture Industry X.0 Nytec is Select Innovation Partner for IoT Equipment Design and Engineering for Carnival Corporation’s Ocean Medallion™ guest experience transformation, while Accenture has been named Premier Innovation Partner for Carnival Corporation’s Global Experience and Innovation Team.
IBM Japan and Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions have agreed to collaborate to develop and market a new high-value-added system to optimize the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of customers’ semiconductor manufacturing processes and to realize high-quality manufacturing.
Accenture Expands Innovation Hub in Chicago, Adds New Industry X.0 Studio to Accelerate Smart, Connected Products and Services Development for Clients
ANSYS to acquire Dynardo, a leading provider of simulation process integration and design optimization (PIDO) technology. The acquisition will give ANSYS customers access to a full suite of process integration and robust design tools – empowering users to identify optimal product designs faster and more economically.
Industry 4.0 news
Siemens plans to buy Intel-backed startup Pixeom’s edge computing platform, a move that will help the German industrial giant embrace container technology to make it easier to run edge applications in factories.
Industry 4.0 resources: consultant/ analyst updates