A world leader in digital transformation and technology has become the latest member of the pioneering Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry. The tie-up will help UK manufacturers plan and execute their digital strategies, embracing the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution.
DXC Technology, with offices around the globe, is the world’s leading independent end-to-end IT services provider. Specialising in IT services and business transformation, DXC supports enterprises and government agencies to embrace change and grow through digital and technical innovation
The company has almost 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries. It is involved in many sectors including manufacturing, aerospace and defence, security, infrastructure, transportation, energy and utilities. It has offices across the UK, with significant bases in Aldershot, Chatham, Erskine, Chesterfield, Chorley, Leeds and Newcastle.
With more than 250 industry-leading partners globally, DXC collaborates actively with sector leaders including Amazon, GE, Hitachi Vantara, Microsoft, SAP, Siemens and the Fraunhofer Institute.
DXC Technology’s manufacturing and IT consultants will work with the MTC’s ground-breaking advanced digital diagnostics team to help manufacturers understand the impact of the fourth industrial revolution.
MTC chief executive Dr Clive Hickman said he was delighted to welcome DXC Technology to the MTC community.
“DXC has an international reputation and is adding to the MTC’s resources in the field of digital diagnostics,” he said.
Chief engineer of the MTC’s digital engineering group, Dr Joe Darlington said, “Industries of all shapes and sizes are exploring how they can transform their business performance with the adoption of digital technologies, often referred to as Industry 4.0. A common challenge faced by many organisations is for them to understand their current digital maturity across the entire business from back office systems to shop floor processes.
“The MTC is supporting industry in helping to understand the impact of digital advances and identifying appropriate technologies to support their strategy and deliver real value to the business. As part of our digital diagnostic programme, the MTC is working with DXC and its team of experienced manufacturing and IT consultants to offer UK manufacturing organisations an impartial review of their digital maturity and a path to a business ready digital manufacturing strategy.”
Welcoming the new agreement with the MTC, Paul Muscat, director of manufacturing, technology, energy, utilities, telco and media at DXC Technology said, “We’re proud to become a member of the MTC and add to the great work being done by the centre. As a new member, DXC brings deep expertise in manufacturing, connected products, analytics and security. We will enhance the MTC’s offering to UK industry to develop and perform industrial scale innovative projects, driving competitive advantage through a successful Industry 4.0 approach.”
Barry Maybank, DXC UK account executive, manufacturing, who is leading DXC’s engagement with the MTC programme, added. “Through the digital diagnostic programme, we can deliver a directional roadmap for impactful digital transformation, as well as early-use cases for implementation. DXC will support the agile delivery of cases through a minimal viable product approach – allowing organisations to prototype easily, gaining confidence and experience, before scaling out successful business cases far more rapidly. DXC looks forward to providing value to the wider manufacturing community embracing the challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0.”
The MTC was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd. The MTC’s industrial members include some of the UK’s major global manufacturers.
The MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions, in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy. The MTC is part the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.