Bangalore: Global software major Tata Consulting Services (TCS) has been ranked number one IT service provider for the manufacturing industry in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by leading analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
"The study we conducted revealed that TCS has demonstrated an ability to deliver a range of services to European manufacturing enterprises, as also confirmed by its key clients," IDC head for manufacturing insights Pierfrancesco Manenti said in a statement here.
The study and ranking help decision-makers in the manufacturing industry achieve their business goals by providing an independent view of the performance of leading IT vendors operating in EMEA.
"Manufacturers are under pressure to reduce operational expenditure and increase efficiencies, while maintaining product quality and meeting safety and regulatory norms," TCS global head for manufacturing industry solutions Milind Lakkad said in the statement.
The study recognised TCS' track record for designing and implementing systems for some of the region's leading companies.
TCS partners with manufacturers across verticals to help transform their business models and implement technology solutions.
"Our solutions also benefit clients to improve time-to-market for new product releases, as each solution is tailored to ensure each business can meet its objectives within the regulatory parameters," Lakkad said.
The Indian IT bellwether was ranked as the overall leader on five key processes and as the outstanding leader in manufacturing operations management.
"The advent of next generation technologies is reshaping the nature and context of the industry, making it necessary for us to assess the content, structure, and model of the IT services space," Lakkad noted.
TCS is also devising new software solutions to help businesses deliver process improvements using their present capacity and resources.
The study focused on the processes of most importance to the manufacturing industry to generate a sector-specific analysis to help them make informed-decisions.
The processes include supply chain management, product life cycle management and engineering, manufacturing operations management, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management.