And it has already begun. Manufacturing is undergoing a digital transformation—the use of technology to improve business results—driven by smart technology and connected devices. In a manufacturing organization, digitization can include any function including the back office and supply chain applications, factory automation, data analytics and more.
The digital evolution has the potential to disrupt every part of the enterprise. With opportunities to increase efficiency, productivity and accuracy in the industry, it is an excellent match for manufacturing.
The following infographic is based on the highlights of a survey of 304 individuals with professional responsibility for their companies' technology, either as IT implementers or business stakeholders who depend on technology to deliver results. The goal of the survey was to get answer to the following questions:
With only 23 percent of leaders saying they have a corporate-wide strategy for digital transformation, take the first step toward understanding the landscape below: