Shipbuilder ASC has launched a digital transformation program that will affect all areas of its business and guide its next wave of improvement.
The company’s CEO Stuart Whiley said the move was aimed at identifying and rolling out new technology and innovation across ASC’s cutting edge defence programs.
“Following several years of reform and improvement across our operations, the digital transformation will further challenge the status quo, leading to further cultural change and creating opportunities for major improvements,” he said.
The first phase of the program, which will be delivered by digital technology provider Accenture, involves scoping the program, understanding the current state and gathering relevant insights.
Mr Whiley said that in addition to building on ASC’s track record of successful innovation, the move is also expected to have flow-on effects for hundreds of Australian and overseas suppliers to its Collins Class sustainment and warship construction programs.
“This is an exciting time for ASC as it continues to find ways to improve, innovate and engage the latest in technology and systems,” he continued.
“We are proud of delivering for our customer, the Commonwealth, and the nation, and we are looking forward to exploring what is possible and how to get there with Accenture.”
“ASC is a vital player in the growth of Australia’s submarine and shipbuilding sectors and we look forward to leveraging our digital transformation for the benefit of the nation.”
Accenture Chairman for Australia and New Zealand, Bob Easton, said the company was delighted to have been selected by ASC to deliver the first phase of their digital transformation journey.
“This is a very important project and we are committed to supporting defence and infrastructure development in Australia,” Mr Easton stated.
“Our defence expertise and the evaluation and application of emerging technologies and innovation will be central to this project, ensuring the ongoing efficiency, agility and sustainability of the industry and workforce behind the Australian Defence Force.”