BCG’s Innovation Center for Operations demonstrates the firm’s commitment to innovation, Industry 4.0, and the use of advanced technologies in operations.
The Innovation Center for Operations (ICO) is a network of capabilities and offerings—including model factories in France, Germany, and the US—that offers clients immersion, experimentation, and training on all topics related to Industry 4.0. A customized visit to an ICO model factory 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 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.
Industry 4.0 in Action