Transformation of the corporate culture

Transformation of the corporate culture

For large industrial companies and medium-sized businesses, tech group Schneider Electric is now offering its new Industrial Digital Transformation Services.

Available worldwide, the consulting department is nevertheless staffed with regional experts and supports production companies as well as plant and machine manufacturers in the planning, implementation and use of Industrie 4.0 technologies. The aim of the new services is to make the added business value of IIoT solutions understandable and quantifiable at all times. Initially, the focus is not on specific technologies or products, but on customers' individual requirements and market conditions. Instead of an approach focused on individual projects, a scalable, programmatic approach is taken to digital transformation that involves all departments and locations of a company.

Schneider Electric has around 4,700 employees in Germany and offers a wide range of digitally networkable hardware and software components that are used in industry, buildings, data centers and infrastructure. For many years now, this portfolio has been accompanied by various field and digital services. For example, the consulting services offered by the Sustainability Business unit, which support companies in implementing their sustainability strategy.

Strengthening digitization as a core entrepreneurial competence

When it comes to implementing Industrie 4.0 technologies, the high complexity of the topic is cited as an important obstacle in numerous relevant studies. And this doesn't just mean the technical implementation. With its new Industrial Digital Transformation Services, Schneider Electric is therefore deliberately targeting the discovery phase. The first step is to develop a clearer understanding of the individual needs and benefits of Industrie 4.0 technologies based on the specific customer business and the respective market situation. In this way, entrepreneurial competence in terms of digitization is to be sharpened and the corresponding mindset for a digital transformation is to be established throughout the company.

"For a successful digital transformation, it is important to get all departments and professional groups on board," emphasizes Marc Fromager, who is Senior Vice President for Industrial Automation Services at Schneider Electric. "All employees must be aware of the added value on offer and benefit tangibly from it. That's why we work with our customers to develop long-term programs that not only aim for greater efficiency, sustainability and cybersecurity in general, but are specifically designed to make employees' daily work more effective. To do this, we throw our expertise in energy management, automation and software into the mix, combining local and global know-how."

Digital transformation powered by Schneider Electric

With its Industrial Digital Transformation Services, Schneider Electric pursues a consulting approach that takes a holistic and programmatic approach to the topic of digital transformation. The starting point is always the question: How can I better meet the expectations of my customers in a market environment characterized by digitalization, a shortage of skilled workers, supply chain problems and climate change? The companies advised are supported by Schneider Electric industry experts in the necessary changes of perspective. Together, they develop findings that then lead to an implementation strategy. However, the measures decided upon are not limited to the implementation of various technologies, but also aim to change the corporate culture. Finally, criteria and measures are defined that can be used to quantifiably document the added value of the transformation carried out.