How are enterprises leveraging service providers/ technology providers for Industry 4.0? (Deals/Contracts/ Partnerships)
Airbus will deploy Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to take major step forward in its digital transformation. Airbus makes digital design, manufacturing and services a reality across all divisions and product lines
The BMW Group has selected the PTC Windchill solution as its PLM backbone for production and sourcing bill-of-material (BOM). Windchill will be the enabler for globally configuring and releasing cars to production.
CT Ingerios plant engineering deal with CEPSA Spain
TCS is selected by a global leader in pool equipment and solutions for creating IoT-enabled pool equipment services that will enhance customer satisfaction and enable new revenue streams.
Accenture selected by Siemens for Enterprise wide Analytics contract
Siemens Mindsphere is selected by Kone Cranes
A global beverage company has awarded LTTS a cyber security remediation project which entails design data protection of its plants around the globe.
North American chemicals company has selected Wipro to develop an artificial intelligence-based search solution that will transform decades of digitized information into actionable insights for their plant operations
Colfax amplifies the power of its ESAB product portfolio with IoT with Thingworx/ Azure reference architecture
IBM announces with Sigfox the launch within Groupe PSA of the innovative “Track&Trace” solution for the digitalization of package (container) tracking between suppliers and assembly plants.
GE to digitise Tata Power’s thermal and renewable power assets in India.
Capgemini PLM deal with Valmet
Husky Injection Molding in collaboration with Siemens has streamlined hardware ordering and manufacturing from a practice that historically takes several weeks down to a few hours. For the first time ever, customized stack components can be configured through a web interface and are then manufactured in a state-of-the-art laboratory through a completely automated process.
Dassault Systèmes will supply Alstom with its 3DEXPERIENCE platform to accelerate the delivery of 150 tailored trains to its customer, Trenitalia, the Italian national rail operator introducing a new virtual product experience in the rail industry. Alstom is leveraging the high-end 3D visualization applications of the “Virtual Garage” industry solution experience to present realistic virtual models of trains that correspond to Trenitalia’s needs for regional and suburban transport.
An interesting partnership among Pöyry, Nokia and Infosys for Industry 4.0. A combination of a domain expert, a technology provider and an engineering service provider
Industry 4.0 in CPG industry. Example from Cargill and Krones. Improved efficiency, quality, and flexibility. Cargill’s customers want to buy in a portfolio of sizes from one vendor. Flexibility is needed so that they can offer all of the major sizes and volume options. 30- 50% faster than competition for similar flexibility. 98% rate of acceptance on first try.
A great win for Siemens for deploying Industry 4.0 solutions at scale. Siemens is the integration partner for the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. Siemens along with AWS will play a key role in ensuring that machinery and equipment of different manufacturers at the 122 Volkswagen plants are networked efficiently in the cloud. In addition, Siemens and machinery and equipment suppliers will make applications and apps from the MindSphere Internet of Things system available in the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud.
Altran supports Total in revolutionize geophysical acquisition using automated drones.
Seadrill selects TCS to drive global IT transformation. According to Seadrill CIO, TCS approach to leveraging key digital technologies such as ignio, and their Machine First Delivery Model (MFDM) Framework, positioned them above the competition.
How are enterprises organizing their Industry 4.0 initiatives? (GICs/ Factories/ Best Practices)
Schneider Electric showcased one of its first Indian plants that has been retro-transformed into a smart factory
3D printer company is 3D printing its own part. HP is using 3D Printing to print 60 of 112 plastic parts of printer.
ThyssenKrupp launched its new technology centre in Pune. Their Technology Center Analytics and Software Engineering (TCASE) was opened with the aim of establishing India as a knowledge hub. The TCASE will play a key role in ThyssenKrupp’s digital transformation journey by serving as a partner and supporting digitalization projects for the group’s business areas globally
Dassault wants India to have the aspiration of “Create in India”. It opens its 5th global experience center in Chennai. The other four centers are in France, Munich Boston and Shanghai.
Panasonic to invest RM 300 Million for Industry 4.0 initiatives in Malaysia. Panasonic has 23 firms in Malaysia together counting RM 16.3 billion in revenue which is 1.32% of Malaysia GDP.
Kimberly-Clark plans global digital tech center in Bengaluru. The center will help to digitise its global supply chain, create AI-equipped sales tools, and leverage robotic process automation for its customer service operations.
Industry 4.0 News
Rockwell acquires Emulate 3D
Autodesk buys Plangrid for $875 million
PTC acuires Frustum! CAD software vendors are recognizing possibilities of Generative Design
GE selling ServiceMax to PE firm Silver Lake. Also GE is making GE Digital which includes Predix as a standalone company of $1.2 billion revenue.
World’s first factory 100%-dedicated to the mass production of L4 autonomous vehicles. by Waymo in Michigan
Siemens has opened an “advanced robotized and digitized” battery module factory in Trondheim, Norway for electrification of shipping.
Rio Tintos fully autonomous train system in Australia is world’s biggest robot. It covers 14 mines, saves time in shift change, a six percent faster because of avoiding human brakes and acceleration and increases production capacity by 20 million tonnes. It took 10 years to build with the cost of AUD 1.3 billion.
Dassault Systèmes has acquired the startup Argosim to leverage proven artificial intelligence technology as the backbone of model-based systems engineering and architecture for embedded systems. Argosim’s software solution STIMULUS enables system architects to add the “Play” concept at the requirement specification phase to formally ensure its consistency and completeness.
ABB and Dassault Systèmes today announced a wide spanning global partnership to offer customers in digital industries a unique software solutions portfolio ranging from product life cycle management to asset health solutions. The partnership will combine the strengths of ABB Ability™ digital solutions and Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and build on both companies’ strong installed base, deep domain expertise and global customer access. The partnership will initially focus on: Factory Automation and Robotics, Smart Building and Process Industries including Mining.
Wipro launched IIoT CoE Kochi, India. It’s great to see tier 1 service providers making investment in tier-2 locations to develop local IIoT and Industry 4.0 ecosystem.
Accenture is acquiring ESP to strengthen MES and Industry X.0 capability in medical device and life science industry.
L&T launches ‘Nxt’ generation tech, services for Industrial clients offering Industry 4.0, AR, VR, Analytics, Cyber security services.
Analytics will crunch all enterprise =). Why every company will be analytics driven company in the future even McDonald’s. McDonald’s makes its biggest acquisition in the last 20 years and it is an analytics company (Dynamic Yield) focusing on personalized online Amazon style user experience.
Industry 4.0 consultant/ analyst updates
McKinsey: ‘Lighthouse’ manufacturers lead the way—can the rest of the world keep up? (Link)
Bain: Beyond Proofs of Concept: Scaling the Industrial IoT (Link)
Pareekh: Defining Industry 4.0 (Link)
Pareekh: Developing Industry 4.0 Business Models with 8U (Link)
MIT Sloan Review: Great playbook for manufacturers from Jeff Immelt and Govindrajan. I think failure teaches you a lot more lessons than success. As Bill Gates famously said that success is a lousy teacher. So this reflection by Jeff Immelt is very valuable for all manufacturers. We might not agree with all the points considering what happened at GE but they are good to consider and reflect upon. (Link)