Overview of operations consulting

Enhanced operations strategy — combined with expertise across industries — accelerates your operational transformation, driving efficiency, cost benefits and competitive advantage. To achieve operational resiliency and business growth, IBM experts provide enterprise strategy, implementation and technology solutions.


Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing

Smart plants can improve performance by 20 percent and defect detection by up to 50 percent —  thus reducing operating costs.

Asset optimization

Prescriptive maintenance can improve asset reliability by 20 percent and reduce maintenance costs by up to 25 percent.

Connected products

Seventy percent of organizations that tried using intelligent operations introduced new products and unlocked new revenue opportunities.

Operations consulting case studies

Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology

Machine vision for product QC takes industrial operations to the next level.


Bell creates the next generation of military rotor aircraft by enhancing industrial operations.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Schiphol uses digital operations to lead the way in innovation.


Smart manufacturing

Intelligent operations consist of three stages of manufacturing operations — standard, automated and intelligent.

A new model for connected assets

Intelligent assets, machine learning and digital operations drive smart processes and boost business continuity.

Why organizations are betting on edge computing

Computation, data storage and power get you closer to the point of action or event, which can reduce response time and save bandwidth.

Related solutions

OT security services

Asset-intensive industrial environments get help securing networks, protecting endpoints and delivering cybersecurity services.

Edge computing services and solutions

Create new business models at the edge — combining intelligent workflows, smart operations and edge device interconnectivity.

Supply chain solutions

Get real-time intelligence and recommendations to reduce disruption mitigation time.

Facilities and real estate optimization

Create an engaging environment with the right mix of space and workplace services.

Procurement services

From strategic sourcing through payables, we can help transform your business into a cognitive enterprise.

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