PTC Accelerates Industrie 4.0 Strategy
PTC works with hundreds of global manufacturers worldwide to support and advance their Industrie 4.0 strategies. The new PTC Industrie 4.0 initiatives include:
PTC partners with McKinsey
& Company, the world's leading management
consulting firm, to create a global network of Industrie 4.0 Digital
Capability Centers (DCCs). Using solution technology from PTC, the
DCCs are designed to support companies at every stage of their digital
transformation journey. The DCCs will include a realistic production
environment, digital showcases with demonstrations of Industrie 4.0
technology, as well as experiential capability-building workshops to
promote skills training and awareness of Industrie 4.0. The first DCC
will open to visitors in Aachen (
Germany) on March 30, followed by other DCC openings in Singapore, Beijing, Chicago, and Venice( Italy). In addition to McKinsey & Company, other PTC partners in Industrie 4.0 initiatives include manufacturing leaders GE, National Instruments, and OSIsoft. In addition, PTCand Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) are collaborating to develop new IoT solutions for industrial use cases.
- PTC, as a member of the acatech consortium, the German national academy of science and engineering, contributed to the development of the Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index that will enable companies to assess their current Industrie 4.0 capabilities and map out a structured digital roadmap that includes steps and capabilities needed to realize its value potential. The Index also will provide a unique multidimensional assessment that covers production and logistics, research and development, service, and sales and marketing. The Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index will be available for download on ptc.com in April.
PTC will deliver new connected operations applications that
support Industrie 4.0. The new applications, built on the
ThingWorxplatform, are designed to unify and contextualize digital data from enterprise IT systems with operational and physical data from machines and sensors to enable manufacturers to realize Industrie 4.0 potential more quickly.
Often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, Industrie 4.0 is
the transformation of manufacturing through the adoption of smart,
connected products and smart, connected operations. Industrie 4.0 makes
use of major innovations in digital technology, such as edge and big
data analytics, advanced networking, communications and security,
robotics, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, augmented
reality, mobile, rapid application development, and the
Known collectively as Industrie 4.0, the concept is now worldwide in
scope. It is also the blueprint for Made in
"PTC continues to focus on initiatives that can enable manufacturers to
realize the potential of Industrie 4.0 and smart manufacturing," said
The PTC IoT Transformation Advisory Practice also offers workshops and value acceleration services to further support companies with their Industrie 4.0 strategy.
"LNS Research has long advocated that Industrie 4.0 requires the
deployment of next-gen manufacturing apps that are lightweight,
flexible, modular, and run on top of IIoT Platforms. Since the launch of
The timing of any product or application release, including any features or functionality, is subject to change at PTC's discretion.
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