Manufacturers’ evolution driven by digital transformation

Posted on 16 May 2017 by The Manufacturer

A new digital transformation white paper has been published, combining research conducted by The Manufacturer and Microsoft, and the insights gained from two exclusive roundtable events.

Enabling a Connected Ecosystem - Front Cover - Digital Transformation

You can download a copy of the report by clicking here.

The building blocks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are predominantly technological ones, big data, analytics, cloud computing, automation, robotics, IoT – ushering in a new era of digital transformation.

What the past 18 months have clearly demonstrated is that those most likely to succeed in the modern connected business environment are those eager to engage customers, empower employees, and successfully leverage these new digital technologies.

Recent studies offer a firm indication that manufacturers are already well on way to connecting their own operations and realising the benefits such connectivity offers.

The next step, and one which is beginning to gain momentum, is broadening out that connectivity to encompass every aspect of an organisation’s ecosystem: suppliers, production, distribution, end-use, repair and maintenance (where applicable) and recycling or disposal. This is a feat only made possible by the highly sophisticated, digital technologies available today.

A new white paper – Enabling a Connected Ecosystem –  explores digital connectivity in the most practical of senses. It combines research conducted by both The Manufacturer and Microsoft, alongside the insights gained from two exclusive roundtable events which brought together senior leaders from across UK manufacturing.

If your business has already made the first step towards a connected ecosystem, or is considering taking one, this is vital reading for you and your business’ decision-makers to question your existing processes and get the most out of your connectivity journey.

This is the second The Manufacturer and Microsoft co-branded white paper, the first of which is available for download here.