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Financial success through Industry 4.0: Digital Capability Center opens in Aachen

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.

"Many companies have already started thinking about Industry 4.0 but get stuck when it comes to implementation. What the DCC has to offer helps companies realize the concrete value add of digitized production.”

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,

The DCC in pictures