Digital Capability Center (DCC) Chicago

The DCC Chicago is an innovative experiential learning facility founded by McKinsey in partnership with MxD. It immerses organizations in the experience of digital manufacturing and provides capability building across the full value chain of digital capabilities that drive bottom-line impact.

The center is a hands-on, risk-free learning environment where you will:

  • Understand how to start, scale and sustain your digital journey by leveraging the McKinsey digital blueprint
  • Explore more than 20 experiential learning modules and leverage deep expertise to identify the technologies that are critical for your business
  • Interact with cutting-edge technologies in an authentic production environment
  • Access an ecosystem of 50+ technology partners providing innovative solutions across the value chain
  • Build capabilities at every level of your organization through tailored workshops

Experience what a digital transformation looks like on a real production line

The center brings digital manufacturing to life through a functioning production line that makes a real-world product–refrigerator compressors. You will experience the transformation of the line from its non-digital, lean “current state” to a higher-performing, digitally-transformed “future state.” In the future state, you will discover how information and operating technologies (IT and OT) interact with one another to deliver measurable impact across productivity, quality, and cost.

An innovative capability-building facility

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DCC Chicago: Using Augmented Reality to perform maintenance
DCC Chicago helps you solve real-life production challenges and experiment with new digital technologies. You are immersed in an ideal setting for adult learning–interactive while offering the freedom to experiment without concern for impacting ongoing operations. You can experience the entire transformation in an accelerated one-day workshop, tailored to where you are in your digital journey and to different levels in your organization. We also offer longer and deeper training formats for change leaders or digital production experts.

Enabling a holistic transformation: beyond technology

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DCC Chicago: Using a collaborative software to conduct root cause problem solving
Managing cultural change is a critical success factor in transformations and digital transformations are no exception. The DCC offers the opportunity to interact with operators on our production line and identify strategies to positively influence mindsets and behaviors.

Offerings at Chicago

Digital Manufacturing

Clients learn about digital use cases and have the chance to evaluate their usability and profitability. They also learn to start, scale, and sustain a digital-manufacturing transformation and develop the required technical, management, and people skills.

Digital Supply-Chain Management and Warehousing

Clients learn about the automation in the warehouse, dynamic network and routing optimization, automated root-cause analysis, advanced analytics in forecasting and demand planning and the path to ‘no touch’ order processing.

Leadership Development

Clients develop the skills to engage, energize, and drive change across the organization. They learn what motivates people and drives their behavior at all levels of an organization, and they practice using these concepts to influence and mobilize others.


DCC Chicago: Overview

The Digital Capability Center (DCC) in Chicago, part of McKinsey’s global network of capability centers, is a new experiential digital factory.


Digital factory twin - A virtual tour of the DCC Chicago

Take a virtual walk-through in the digital twin of our Digital Capability Center (DCC) in Chicago, to explore indoor environments within a high-quality 3D model.

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Digital Capability Center (DCC) Chicago

1415 North Cherry Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
United States North Cherry Avenue Chicago, IL 60642 United States

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