INSIGHT

Big Factory Meets Little Tech

Manufacturers and digital startups are learning from each other. Photo credit: ADB.
Manufacturers and digital startups are learning from each other. Photo credit: ADB.

Large manufacturing companies are partnering with innovative startups to drive digital transformation.

Introduction

Industrial companies are increasingly collaborating with innovative startups as they seek ways to introduce more digital tools into their organizations.

A recent Oliver Wyman analysis identified 70 digital startups in France and Germany that have developed partnerships or commercial relationships with large manufacturing companies. The sectors include aerospace and automotive, and the startups are focusing on areas where these manufacturers either have been absent or need support to implement digital solutions to improve productivity. The collaborations range from digital production optimization to connected wearable devices.

This report was adapted from content featured in BRINK.


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Meet the experts

  • Eric Ciampi   
    Partner, Manufacturing at Oliver Wyman

    Eric Ciampi is a partner in Manufacturing for Oliver Wyman.

  • Philip Moine   
    Associate in the Global Transportation Practice at Oliver Wyman

    Philip Moine is an associate in the Global Transportation Practice at Oliver Wyman.

   Industry and trade, Information and communication technology
   Last updated: March 2017

 




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