Commercial and industrial goods

Balancing cost reduction with innovation

Commercial and industrial goods manufacturers are at a perplexing crossroads. Globalization, emerging markets, fierce competition from new players and shrinking budgets are forcing them to focus on protecting profit margins. At the same time, business and technological innovation is setting the stage for new ways of collaborating, serving customers, generating revenue, and making products and operations smarter. Balancing cost reduction with innovation has never been more important or tenuous.

CGI works with commercial and industrial goods manufacturers across the globe, particularly within the aerospace and automotive industries—two of the largest and fastest evolving segments. We help deploy new technologies, such as cloud-based manufacturing execution systems and robust product lifecycle management software solutions, to help clients generate savings while driving growth.

What we offer

CGI offers a full range of services and solutions to help aerospace, automotive, high tech, electronics and other manufacturers adapt to changing market conditions and improve their performance. Our portfolio of services and solutions includes the following:

  • Manufacturing IT strategy and blueprint development to drive process improvements and cost reduction
  • Integrated production processes and the automation and modernization of manufacturing execution systems
  • Real-time business information integration across traditional silos 
  • Solutions to collect, share and effectively use data to optimize operations on a near real-time basis
  • Enterprise solutions for product lifecycle management
  • Ecosystems and collaborative design platforms across the extended enterprise and external networks
  • New product launch and marketing services
  • Solutions for robust data analytics over a large volume of data from processes, products and business systems
  • Process improvement, standardization and automation
  • Process improvement, standardization and automation
  • Demand-driven enterprise with a technology-enabled (e.g., mobile, RFID, cloud), dynamic and collaborative value chain
  • Application portfolio rationalization, modernization and outsourcing to reduce total cost of delivery

The value we deliver

CGI's services and solutions for commercial and industrial goods manufacturers are delivering the following benefits to clients worldwide:

  • More innovative, competitive and sustainable product development
  • Faster product development cycles and time to market
  • More efficient and less complex manufacturing processes and systems
  • More flexible and effective global supply chains
  • Increased productivity and reduced costs.

Why CGI?

CGI's end-to-end manufacturing services range from strategy development to lifetime support, providing all that our clients need from a single provider. Our business consulting and IT services include the development and operation of enterprise-wide infrastructures, application suites and business processes.

With extensive knowledge of industry requirements, our experts design and implement the right solutions for each client. Our experience across a broad range of solutions enables us to select packages that most closely match clients' needs.

CGI also offers a blended delivery model providing clients with the optimal mix of local expertise and onshore, nearshore and offshore competence centers. This model ensures they receive the best level of support for the best price.