Accenture, Airbus win award for seat marking solution

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Airbus have won GSMA´s award for Best Mobile Solution for Enterprise Award for the wearable technology seat marking solution, the company said.

The award recognizes the success of the team´s innovative wearable technology initiative, which was designed to improve the manufacturing process and accelerate time to market for the A330 aircraft. It provides leading edge technology and field support that enables operators to mark seat placements six times faster and has reduced errors to zero on the A330 final assembly line.

This project was first launched in 2015, and the team completed the first prototype within one month. To accelerate the implementation, Airbus and Accenture worked together in ´start-up mode,´ which enabled a single team of experts from both companies to implement rapid iterations.

Used in production since March 2016, the smart glasses solution has now been industrialized for the A330 final assembly line seat-marking and installation process, increasing productivity and improving quality of service.

Accenture is a global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations to more than 40 industries. The company employs more than 394,000 people, serving clients in more than 120 countries.