The DCC Aachen is the leading experience and learning center for digital manufacturing and supply chain. The DCC features a model factory with real machines, products, and operators. We teach our participants the technical, management, and people skills required to start, scale, and sustain their digital manufacturing transformation. Our motto: explore, try, and apply.

The DCC was founded by McKinsey & Company and ITA Academy GmbH in a cooperation with leading technology partners and innovative start-ups.

The DCC Aachen supports your digital manufacturing transformation journey – from start to finish

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A successful digital manufacturing transformation is based on three principles:

Diagnosis to design

Identify specific use cases and a digital production ecosystem, including a clear perspective on how and where digital will create bottom-line value, phased along a multi-horizon roadmap.

Technology to impact

Capture value from specific applications based on rock-solid cybersecurity and an agile approach to develop a pilot process, and refining applied solutions, and rigorous change management.

Capabilities to transform

Focus on a thorough organizational change process, including capability building, C-suite sponsorship, and the holistic adaptation of digital processes and talent.

From the first impulse to the final roadmap, from Aachen to your organization

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A digital transformation always involves management, technology, and people. It spans the entire value chain, from suppliers to production to customer service. But no two initiatives are the same. 

Therefore, we tailor each training program to your specific need.

An initial impulse: The Industry 4.0 Day 

In the half- to full-day session you will experience how easy-to-integrate digital applications can optimize processes in an existing production.

Kick-start your transformation: Strategy and roadmap workshop

This one- or two-day workshop is a tailored offer aimed at kick-starting your company’s digital transformation.  Put your current initiatives to the test together with our experts.

Deep dive: Capability Building

Learn how to lead digitally. Work with our experts to develop strategies and methods for establishing a “digital way of working” across your organization.

Experience state-of-the-art, market-ready, and fully integrated digital manufacturing solutions and underlying technologies

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We invite you to experience the DCC Aachen to discover new, digital applications for real production challenges together with our experts. Our Capability Center offers you many of the latest digital applications that you can immediately try out experimentally and interactively.

Digital solutions for your company

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Our partner network

DCC Aachen has access to a continually expanding ecosystem of 20+ technology partners providing innovative solutions across the value chain.

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Digital Capability Center (DCC) Aachen
Vaalser Str. 460
52074 Aachen