French consulting, technology, and outsourcing servicing company, Capgemini, has announced the launch of its new digital manufacturing services which aim to help manufacturers improve productivity and turnaround time.
These new services will be delivered through a digital manufacturing centre of excellence - or CoE - in Mumbai, and three further hubs located in North America, France, and Germany. They combine Capgemini's specialist capabilities to deliver digital strategy, transformation planning, and implementation.
Digital technologies are transforming the manufacturing business and how businesses function. New customer expectations accentuate the need to embrace digitisation across the sector, with smart, connected products inevitably becoming part of business models. Digital transformations also require new thinking, skills, and ways of using IT and IoT.
Jean-Pierre Petit, Global Head of Digital Manufacturing at Capgemini Group, said: “Too many manufacturers are thinking of ‘digital’ in terms of either the factory floor or customer not both. Only by looking at digitizing and connecting both the customer and smart operations can manufacturers truly realize the optimization and disruptive capabilities of digital to drive growth.
"Capgemini’s capacity to connect the physical and virtual worlds is unique in the market. Our ability to not only connect physical assets to business systems while also leveraging customer insights as an integral part of digital transformation initiatives, has proven its value to manufacturing clients across the world, in their quest to successfully transform their businesses for the digital age.”
Capgemini’s digital manufacturing services help clients improve their digital maturity across smart product and services development, product and asset lifecycle management, industrial cybersecurity, on-site and remote operations management, industrial IoT and big data, and complex system simulation. Capgemini enables companies within manufacturing industries such as aerospace and defence, automotive, chemicals, consumer produts, energy and utilities, high tech, industrial products, life sciences, and resources to embrace digital transformation. Examples of Capgemini's big clients include Faurecia, Valeo, and Siemens Building Technologies.