The DCC is a joint venture between top management consultancy McKinsey & Company, ITA Academy GmbH, and leading technology companies including software provider PTC. The DCC Aachen is the first of its kind in the world – McKinsey will be launching other DCCs this year in Singapore, Chicago, Beijing, and Venice.
Hands-on workshops at the DCC help companies take a systematic and targeted approach to discovering Industry 4.0. They learn where and how to deploy the latest technologies along the entire value chain – from initial customer inquiry through development, production and delivery, to follow-up service. It also addresses challenges faced by management and those relating to empowering employees, as well as general acceptance of the changes brought about by a transformation. Workshop participants develop specific solutions to tackle challenges they face in their own businesses and gain insights into key digital solutions and technologies, such as real-time diagnostic tools and big data analytics, predictive maintenance, digital performance management, 3D printing, and collaborative robots.
McKinsey Senior Partner Christoph Schmitz
Pressemitteilung zur Eröffnung des DCC Aachen (31 März) – Deutsch
Press release on opening of DCC Aachen (31 March) – English
"Manager school for industry 4.0" (Produktion 15/17, www.produktion.de)