Tata Consultancy Services announced that global stainless steel leader Outokumpu has been selected TCS to transform its IT landscape with an agile and secure cloud-based digital core to reduce its carbon footprint and support its strategic aspirations. Outokumpu aims to strengthen its industry leadership and competitive differentiation. Towards this goal, it has embarked on a cloud transformation journey, entering into a multi-year strategic partnership with TCS to build a next-generation hybrid cloud platform.TCS will use its deep industry knowledge of the steel sector to support Outokumpu in building a new digital core using advanced digital technologies such as cloud, data analytics and Artificial Intelligence. It will transform and migrate the steel-maker's mission-critical manufacturing operations systems and core SAP systems to a new hybrid cloud architecture using Azure.Additionally, TCS will deploy new digital end-user services that will cater to the differentiated needs of each of Outokumpu's business units and help them derive the full benefit of the transformation. TCS will leverage its Machine First approach to simplify production management using Cognix for Workplace, its Al-driven human-machine collaboration suite. This will help create an intuitive, immersive, and intelligent workspace, offering delightful employee experiences.The new cloud-based digital core will help enhance operational resilience, scalability and agility across the enterprise. Easier access to next-gen technologies as part of the cloud stack is expected to accelerate innovation across the organization and advance Outokumpu's digital manufacturing objectives. Further, the transformation will reduce Outokumpu's carbon footprint and help achieve its objective of being the customer's first choice in sustainable stainless steel.