Mars, Accenture to Develop ‘Factory of the Future’
Mars is collaborating with Accenture to digitize its operations using artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, edge technology and digital twins. The companies have been working in partnership since 2020, trialing digital twin solutions for Mars’ manufacturing operations. The tech will allow Mars to simulate and test planned changes before committing resources to them. The project seeks to target the company’s overall emissions, as well as water use and cost of operations, with digital twin tech hoped to enable predictive maintenance and pre-empt other potential problems to minimize cost (and resource) waste.