BCG’s network of model factories—Innovation Centers for Operations—demonstrate the firm’s commitment to innovation, Industry 4.0, and the use of advanced technologies in operations.
Becoming Immersed in Industry 4.0
BCG’s Innovation Centers for Operations (ICO)—now located in France, Germany, and the US—offer clients immersion, experimentation, and training on all topics related to Industry 4.0. A customized visit to one of these model factories features capability-building sessions, an exchange of experiences with experts, and hands-on testing (including actual production lines)—all aimed toward generating ideas about how to implement Industry 4.0.
In the US, we offer flexible ICO formats tailored to client needs, including Industry 4.0 discovery sessions, hands-on immersion workshops with technology providers, and even road shows leveraging BCG's broad ecosystem of Industry 4.0 vendors and academic institution partners.
—a topic that affects every manufacturing domain and comprises advanced manufacturing technologies that are empowered by all means of data progression, storage, and optimization.
A European plant took advantage of one of our model factories by applying the firm’s four-step Industry 4.0 approach and came away from the experience ready to take the plunge into Industry 4.0.