Rockwell Automation has teamed up with Accenture’s Industry X.0 to develop a digital offering to help industrial clients transform their connected enterprise.
The partnership will capitalise on the experience of both companies to deliver new capabilities for greater optimisation in the industrial supply chain. By providing customers with a single provider of digital solutions, the collaboration will enable clients to more effectively leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
To date, the partnership has resulted in a prototype for supply chain management designed to deliver supplier cost optimisation and an improved ability to track the exact movement of products.
“Our customers are looking for measurable business outcomes when they invest in our software, products, and solutions,” said Blake Moret, chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation. “Together with Accenture, we will be able to help industrial companies quantify the financial benefits of their investment and to capture this value at speed and scale. By teaming up, we reduce complexity, reduce risk, and achieve better results with comprehensive enterprise-wide expertise.”
Rockwell Automation will provide industrial automation technology and domain expertise, including FactoryTalk InnovationSuite IIoT software, as well as analytics solutions. It will also offer network services, operational technology security, and application development, installation, integration and support.
Accenture will provide enterprise business and technical capabilities, including consulting, analytics, application development, systems integration, change management and support.
Mike Sutcliff, group CEO of Accenture Digital, added: “Industrial companies that want to grow need faster and more efficient production and operations processes. These processes also need to allow them to develop new types of products and services. Our collaboration with Rockwell Automation will offer digital solutions and services that will go a long way in helping our clients achieve this enterprise transformation.”
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