IT services provider Cognizant announced its digital deal with Escorts, an Indian engineering firm, to modernize its technology platform.
The digital deal will cover all of Escort’s businesses including agri-machinery, material handling and construction equipment, railway equipment and auto components.
Escorts aims to improve control and collaboration across its value chain by mobile-enabling its workforce and integrating multiple systems used by vendors, sales partners, and customers to improve product quality.
Cognizant will set up a Transformation Office to assist Escorts to utilize adaptive production lines and demand-based manufacturing practices, and develop digital capabilities in areas such as mobility, analytics, cloud, telematics, and machine-to-machine communication.
By enabling connected worksites, remote product monitoring and diagnostics, and platform-based governance, Escorts aims to analyze real-time data from multiple sources for improved customer insight, decision-making, and productivity.
“As multiple stakeholders replace traditional value chains and embedded technologies prepare to unleash the next wave of smarter products and services, there has never been a more exciting time for technology innovation in the manufacturing and engineering industry,” said R Chandrasekaran, executive vice chairman of Cognizant India.
Photo (from left): R Chandrasekaran, executive vice chairman of Cognizant India, and Nikhil Nanda, managing director of Escorts