Resilience, agility, sustainability, carbon reduction, competitiveness, transparency: the challenges facing manufacturers have never been so numerous. To meet these challenges, all deploy an innovation policy, driven by the digitization and use of data.
“When I see CGI’s approach with this innovation center, I tell myself that you have to dare to take risks and love creatives. Innovation in industry today reminds me of a quote from Audiard: “Happy are the cracked ones, for they will let the light pass!” ” Pierre-Olivier Nau, President of Medef 31
CGI, a trusted partner of many manufacturers, has chosen to go further to help them: its new global innovation center dedicated to Industry 4.0 was inaugurated on Thursday, October 21.
” The choice of Toulouse? But how could the center have been elsewhere with such an ecosystem Enthuses Laurent Gerin, CGI’s president of operations for Southern and Western Europe.
“With your new innovation center, the possibility is given to industrial processes to find a new lease of life thanks to digital technology. This will be positive for the Toulouse and French economy, employment and ecological transition. Well done ! ” Jean Luc Moudenc, president of Toulouse Métropole, mayor of Toulouse
Test yourself, in immersion
” Our clients are waiting for us with a wide variety of needs to be solved. CGI provides them with innovative applied solutions. Our demonstrator is this new hub to show what we know how to do, and to create even more with the help of our customers »Adds Laurent Gerin.
Concretely, the innovation center offers a showroom, organized around a modular model, representing a production line. The manufacturing process scenarios can be simulated … and challenged. The inauguration made it possible to test this serious game by 100% of manufacturers present, during visits in small groups throughout the day.
” We have 7 key pillars of Industry 4.0 – real-time monitoring, data continuity, digital twin, robotic process automation, manufacturing execution systems, process exploration, cybersecurity – on which any process can be analyzed and dissected. »Specifies Samy Youbi, Director of the Industry 4.0 innovation center.
CGI’s partner ecosystem – Splunk, Wyca robotics, Celonis, SAP, etc. – can be mobilized through the new innovation hub, another major advantage.
Share to progress
An adjoining co-creation room then allows discussion between participants, and with CGI experts interconnected across the world.
At the end of the visits, the enthusiasm was very palpable: “I will be able to get my teams out of their comfort”; “We must take off our blinders, explore to take advantage of 4.0”; “On a whole to gain by looking elsewhere to enrich our approach”; “We will be able to analyze our practices and reinvent ourselves”.
The exchange between manufacturers from different sectors (cosmetics-pharmacy, aerospace, IT, etc.) necessary to progress in the face of the mass of issues, was one of the salient features of the afternoon roundtable. , organized around the question “Will digitization save French industry?” “.
“The challenges must push us to innovate in the way we innovate. We have to rub shoulders with people we are not used to working with. CGI’s Industry 4.0 innovation center offers this opportunity. ” Erik Grab, Vice-President Strategic Anticipation & Innovation at Michelin