Production and operations

Digitalizing and optimizing factories, plants and sites.

Struggling to deliver on the promise of digital operations?

Both discrete and process manufacturers face unprecedented demands, from sky-high customer expectations to the drive for sustainability.

They need to boost efficiency, flexibility and safety to survive in a world of growing economic, environmental and regulatory pressures. To gain the visibility and control they need, they must push beyond single-site, “Industry 4.0” digitization efforts and optimize the entirety of their production, workforce and supply chain networks.

But with operations and assets spanning the globe, hampered by legacy technology, transforming can become a real challenge.

Let’s push for “intelligence everywhere”​

With market-leading expertise and a top-tier partner ecosystem, we specialize in connecting and optimizing not just a few, but all factories, plants, and sites of our clients.

Production & Operations combines a range of disciplines to bring you holistic, large-scale transformation:

  • IT/OT integration
  • Big data and real-time analytics
  • IIoT and sensor technology
  • Machine learning and AI
  • Digital twin/thread and more

By embedding intelligence into the entirety of our clients‘ operations, we deliver EBITDA improvements of up to 30% along with a stronger foundation for future success.

Seizing the benefits of digital at scale

Sustainability, legacy technologies, IT/OT integration, change management, cross-department collaboration and scaling digital transformation across assets, sites and networks are top challenges manufacturers are facing. We help them to get towards...

For discrete manufacturers

  • Faster delivery times, speed to market
  • Demand for hyper personalization and customization
  • Reach global customer base and increase sustainability
  • Frequent product cycle rollouts and retirements
  • Changes in trade regulation that often require relocation
  • Price and cost uncertainty due to macroeconomic volatility

For process manufacturers

  • Compressive disruption and shrinking margins due to product commoditization
  • Global market competition
  • Feedstock variability
  • Social pressure to reduce environmental footprint and improve safety
  • An increased customer focus on the use of chemicals
  • Long tail of small orders customized products

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Case studies

Petrofac and Accenture are digitally transforming upstream operations, engineering and construction services.

Magneti Marelli’s transformation journey uses digital technologies to improve manufacturing operations.

A global mining contractor drew on analytics and IoT to enhance mine-site efficiency and operations.

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Awards & recognition

Expertise you can build upon: Independent research organizations continuously recognize Accenture as a best-in-class provider of operations consulting, solutions, and services.

RECOGNIZED AMONG

Verdantix 2020 Green Quadrant for Operational Excellence Digital Services

A leader in this market worldwide.

RANKED NO.1 ON

HfS Top Ten Report for Industry 4.0 Services

Accenture ranked No.1 in 2019.

RANKED NO.1 ON

HfS Top 10 Manufacturing Service Providers

Accenture ranked No.1 overall in 2019.

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Acquisitions

Work with the world's leading operations experts! In recent years, we have acquired some of the best operations consulting firms from around the globe to build our capabilities and bring even more value:

Callisto Integration

May 5, 2020

Strengthens Industry X.0’s ability to make manufacturing more efficient and flexible. Read more.

VanBerlo

February 19, 2020

Bolstering Industry X.0s strategic design and innovation approach to build smart connected solutions. Read more.

Silveo

November 14 , 2019

Add skills in supply chain and manufacturing software to the Industry X.0 practice. Read more.

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