6 Factors for a Successful Digital Manufacturing Transformation by Dr Karel Eloot, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

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Encouraged by the early successes of industry leaders and the policies of some governments, manufacturers around the world are investing.

Successful companies leverage a broad range of digital manufacturing use cases across three areas to capture bottom line impact: Connectivity, Intelligence, and Flexible automation.

Despite this focus and enthusiasm, however, McKinsey’s collaboration with the World Economic Forum on the ‘future of production’ has shown that many companies are experiencing ‘pilot purgatory’ in which they have significant activity underway, but are yet to see a meaningful bottom-line benefit.

They are struggling to scale up from a portfolio of pilots and proofs of concept to a comprehensive digital manufacturing transformation that fundamentally changes the course of the business and organisation.

To escape ‘pilot purgatory’ and successfully digitise their manufacturing operations, companies need to focus on six success factors across three categories.

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