Marelli has a transformation path ahead if they want to be prepared to implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). So, the company collaborated with Accenture to identify areas that will help it be more competitive.
Manufacturers are moving quickly to adopt what Accenture calls Industry X capabilities. With these new capabilities, they hope to gain competitive advantage, increase customer satisfaction and enhance brand reputation. Digital enablers are key; they collect data from systems, machines and workers to reveal valuable insights.
The automotive supplier Marelli wanted to understand what it needed to do to adopt Industry X capabilities that would improve operational efficiency through innovation. A priority was to improve their manufacturing systems and monitor asset efficiency.
Some assets, like the engines powering welding robots on production lines, are expensive, and strategically crucial. Engine maintenance, however, was happening on a fixed schedule instead of in response to equipment performance.
Marelli collaborated with Accenture to find a way to digitalize plant operations and processes in order to connect assets and unlock efficiencies.