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10 Factors Driving Digital Transformation In Manufacturing

Manufacturers are predicted to rapidly increase spending on digital transformation of their operations from $152B in 2017 to $479B in 2023, attaining a 21% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) according to Statista. Digitally transforming factories are revolutionizing manufacturing by enabling a ... Read more

Smart, Connected Products Need Digital Transformation To Succeed

Closing the gaps that exist between customers’ changing needs for configure-to-order products and manufacturers’ ability to deliver them is where the Industrial Internet of Things’ (IIoT) greatest opportunities for growth are today. Manufacturers are transitioning from product-driven revenue to ... Read more

Why Cutting Colors Won’t Solve Tesla’s Problem

This week’s news that Tesla is reducing exterior color options to speed up production is unfortunate for those waiting on their car, but it’s not shocking. Elon Musk has often been compared to Henry Ford, and it seems he’s taking Ford’s most famous quote to heart: “Any customer can have a car p ... Read more

Creating New Digital Manufacturing Businesses To Drive More Growth

Bottom Line:  IoT lessons learned on the shop floor transfer to new product development and are fueling the next generation of smart, connected products. Capgemini predicts by 2020 47% of all products will be IoT-enabled, capable of supporting new product-as-a-service business models. Accordin ... Read more

Next generation Configuration with SAP using Shell KMAT

As configuration experts we love SAP. That is why we are a SAP partner. With its plethora of modules SAP can help overcome numerous challenges a business faces. One such module is SAP VC The SAP VC module enables users to create configuration logic for their products. This is achieved by creati ... Read more

Why Every Manufacturer Needs Digital Transformation To Grow

Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, and Utilities will lead all industries in IoT spending by 2020, averaging $40B each. Bain predicts B2B IoT segments will generate more than $300B annually by 2020, including approximately $85B in the industrial sector alone. The Internet of ... Read more

How Digital Transformation Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing Today

85% of manufacturing executives understand the criticality and support digital transformation initiative sand development in their companies according to a recent study from Jabil. 18% expect digital transformation to accelerate faster than predicted across manufacturing due to the many custome ... Read more

PLM | Manufacturers’ Secret To High Performance

Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute’s recent research study Digital Engineering: The new growth engine for discrete manufacturers provides fascinating insights into how manufacturers are modifying their IT strategies, platforms, and spending to invest more in smart, connected products: ... Read more

The 10 Things Manufacturers Need To Know About PLM Today

By definition, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a series of product development and planning frameworks, processes, and systems designed to guide product ideas from concept, through development, launch, midlife product line extension, and retirement. Today, manufacturers are relying on PLM ... Read more

The Engine Matters

My father is one of those few remaining American heroes who can build and/or fix pretty much anything. A masterful engineer without the degree. A man of necessity, not of waste. I remember distinctly as a child when my dad was planning to replace his 15-year-old truck with a new one. I remember ... Read more