Accenture is working with Airbus, one of the largest aerospace manufacturers in the world, to make use of the latest wearables technology on the A330 final assembly line. This initiative is helping Airbus operators improve the accuracy and speed of cabin seat marking processes. Innovative heads-up display technology enables the company’s aircraft seat locations to be marked down to the millimeter and checked for accuracy and quality. As a result, productivity has been improved by 500 percent for this particular process, and the error rate reduced to zero. Airbus honored Accenture with its 2016 Best in Class Award for Innovation for this program.
KPN, a major Dutch telecommunications company, asked Accenture to explore how wearable devices might support its field force activities. Together we piloted a solution that provides hands-free visual instructions, checklists, pick lists, work orders and other instructional information to the company’s employees as they perform field work. It helps KPN engineers better manage and execute their work orders, as well as enabling expert collaboration and data capture in the field. KPN has identified productivity improvements of 30 percent as a result. This program won the GSMA’s Global Mobile Award for "Best Mobile Service for Enterprise" category in 2016.
Accenture teamed with Rio Tinto, one of the largest mining concerns in the world, in the use of RFID location triangulation technology. To support improved turnaround execution, our solution provides the company with real-time visibility of the location of over 1,800 contractors and pieces of equipment during major industrial shutdowns. This kind of technology not only facilitates real-time decision-making, but also provides the basis for detailed trending and improvement analysis. The capabilities of the solution have supported improvements in safety, in productivity and in proper cost auditing for vendor work management.