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Our team of dedicated business consulting professionals ensures that manufacturing clients get the business results they expect from their technology investments and outsourcing programs.
Our outbound logistics (OBL) solutions help clients turn their OBL processes into a source of competitive advantage. Our solutions cover the physical and information flow of the OBL process and enable close monitoring and real-time computation of key performance indicators (KPIs). We support the entire OBL value chain and the associated IT applications and infrastructure.
Car 360 is our Connect Car solution suite, offering digital lifestyle applications for a personalized automotive brand experience. Car 360 includes both on-board and off-board applications for personal use and fleet management purposes. The power of Car 360 lies in its ability to integrate the digital technologies such as vehicle telematics, sensors, mobility, social media, cloud infrastructure and big data analytics.
We offer comprehensive solutions to manage field service operations of manufacturers, ensuring first‑time right service provisioning and effective service staff management. We help our clients transition from traditional equipment selling to a service delivery‑based business model, enabled by digital technologies. We also have a plug‑and‑play offering that provides manufacturers with field service capability using Cognizant intellectual property.
iREACH is Cognizant’s proprietary solution to help Process Manufacturing clients attain compliance with REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) regulations of the European Union by building an information base from existing enterprise applications and guiding users through REACH stages with inbuilt configurable workflows.
Connected Shipping: Riding the Wave of E-Commerce
Digital platforms, applications and processes are rapidly changing how shipping and transportation companies operate. Our primary research study confirmed that while acknowledging the importance of a Web-based business model, many shipping companies are proceeding cautiously. Based on our analysis of the e-commerce market and the approaches that some companies are taking, we have defined a maturity framework to help shippers better assess their current capabilities and plan ahead.
How Blockchain Can Slash the Manufacturing "Trust Tax"
Blockchain-enabled smart contracts, distributed ledgers and immutable records are poised to reduce production costs, drive greater operational efficiencies, and unleash new business opportunities for manufacturers worldwide.
Automotive Parts: The Industry's New Sweet Spot
For players in the automobile market, aftermarket parts and services is a valuable adjunct to car sales, but this sector is changing rapidly due to market conditions. We offer a schema based on willingness to pay for parts and for service to guide OEMs and other players in their spare parts and secondary market strategies.
The Work Ahead: Mastering the Digital Economy
The Work Ahead is a research series providing insight and guidance on how business – and jobs – must evolve in an economy of algorithms, automation and AI.
How Telematics Will Improve Driver Experience and Deliver Greater Business Value
Rapidly accelerating advances in telematics and human-machine interface design promise to deliver not only superior driving experiences but also benefits across the automotive ecosystem and beyond.
Driverless Cars: Time for Insurers to Shift Gears
Insurers need to gear up now to prepare for the huge changes under way with the advent of driverless (autonomous) cars. Taking into considerations factors such as cost, safety, regulations and car longevity, we assess the multi-tiered impact on insurance coverages, pricing, underwriting and claims management for the different phases of driverless car evolution and adoption.
Scaling Up Smart Meter Operations: Challenges and the Way Forward for UK Energy Utilities
With smart meters being implemented at a rapid pace, energy utilities need to be prepared to make the best use of this opportunity. Here's a guide to possible shortfalls in the journey, and to the technical, operational and organizational capabilities utilities need to thrive in the digital smart metering era.
Optimizing Product Realization Costs Across the Value Chain
Across a range of industries, realization of cost optimization requires a holistic approach throughout the product lifecycle - requirements, design, manufacture and post-launch - in order to weed out cost overruns and ensure the highest quality process and products.
Blockchain's Smart Contracts: Driving the Next Wave of Innovation Across Manufacturing Value Chains
By eliminating intermediaries and by enabling smart contracts with embedded, trusted business rules, blockchain offers extraordinary opportunities for manufacturing on every level of the supply chain. To profitably ride this wave of disruptive innovation, any stakeholder in the manufacturing value chain should be familiar with the basics and guidelines for proceeding.
How Manufacturers Can Unlock Business Value via IoT Analytics
Internet of Things (IoT) analytics presents manufacturers with a vast opportunity to drive revenues and enhance operations, from real-time analytics at the edge of technologies (consumer products, instrumented devices, manufacturing machines, etc.) through systems to evaluate and act on the plethora of detailed insights IoT provides. We offer a roadmap for manufacturers to pursue this crucial monetizing analytics opportunity.
Cognizant is the preferred technology partner for a top Automotive OEM for their connected services program. We build connected vehicle applications for the client that are part of the next-generation models of their luxury vehicle brand. The range of services cover inside (driver information systems) and outside (connectivity with consumer devices) the vehicle.
Cognizant defined the roadmap for a packaging equipment manufacturer to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for a variety of business applications, resulting in progressive transition to a service delivery-oriented business model for the client. Our Design Thinking framework helped the client identify multiple innovation opportunities through sensory enablement of their products, with corresponding changes to engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and service functions.
Cognizant was the implementation partner for one of the most successful SAP roll-out programs in the pulp, paper and packaging industry. The program started in the client organization many years ago but faced several technical and managerial challenges. Hence Cognizant was brought in as a systems integrator to manage the roll-out in a structured and cost effective manner. Along with the SAP implementation, we also handled integration of external systems to provide an enterprise-wide platform for supply chain management for the client.
As the physical world merges with the virtual world, an increasing number of objects are intelligent and networked.
The real and virtual worlds are converging, creating the opportunity to use intricate cyber‑physical systems to improve manufacturing. See how informed manufacturing transforms the value chain.