Rockwell Automation and Accenture announce partnership
Rockwell Automation has announced a partnership with Accenture. Blake Moret, Chariman and CEO, announced the partnership at Rockwell’s Automation Fair earlier this week.
“This morning, we announced the signing of a new agreement with Accenture,” he said during his opening address.
“We love the open innovation approach,” explained Mike Sutcliff, Group Chief Executive, Accenture Digital. “The collaboration will allow companies to look across supply chains in addition to in the plant. It enables optimisation across the factory, the supply chain and the enterprise.”
The collaboration will enable clients to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and has already yielded, among other early-stage successes, a prototype for supply chain management designed to deliver supplier cost optimisation and an improved ability to track the exact movements of products.
Rockwell Automation will provide industrial automation technology and domain expertise, including FactoryTalk InnovationSuite IIoT software, and analytics solutions. It will also bring network services and operational technology security, as well as 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.
“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,” said Sutcliff.
“By teaming up, we reduce complexity, reduce risk and achieve better results with comprehensive, enterprise-wide expertise,” explained Moret. “We’re combining technology and domain expertise to deliver the best possible outcomes. We’re applying technology to save time and money in industrial company processes. Simplification drives productivity.”
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