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Global Digital Operations Study 2018 | Industry 4.0: Asia Pacific manufacturing companies champion digital transformation; gap with Americas and EMEA set to widen

Asia Pacific manufacturing companies are championing the digitization and end-to-end integration of their operations, introducing digital products and services and connecting new technologies across their organizations at a much faster rate than their peers in the Americas and EMEA. This gap will continue to widen, as 32% of Asian companies plan to have established mature digital ecosystems in the next five years, compared to 24% in the Americas and 15% in EMEA.

For its report, Digital Champions: How industry leaders build integrated operations ecosystems to deliver end-to-end customer solutions, PwC’s Strategy& surveyed 1,155 executives at global manufacturing companies in 26 countries and asked them about their views on Industry 4.0. and digital operations. Based on the outcomes, PwC developed a digital maturity index to explore the role of frontrunners – the so-called ‘Digital Champions’ &nda


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26 Jun 2019
Supply chain planning Does it makes dollars and cents to get it all from one vendor?
 

Full disclosure: I work for a best-of-breed supply chain planning vendor so I will do my best to take an unbiased approach as I provide my opinions on how to solve the challenges of planning today’s supply chains with all its complexity and volatility. I’ll be honest, it would be grea

 
Bill DuBois
kinaxis

26 Jun 2019
Manufacturers: When is There Risk in Taking on a New Customer?
 

Let’s picture a hypothetical. You’re a sales and operations planner at a global manufacturer, specializing in a high-end variety of widget that other global companies tend to order in large quantities. Your sales cycle is fairly long, so every time a member of your sales team closes a de

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

21 Jun 2019
5 Tips for Increasing Production Visibility
 

Imagine for a second that your factory is essentially a black box. Materials go in, and finished products come out, but what happens in between is fundamentally mysterious. What challenges would this present from an advanced planning and scheduling perspective? Sure, in this environment you can get

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

20 Jun 2019
How Machine Learning Can Impact Global Logistics
 

As the global scope of the modern supply chain continues to increase, there’s going to be more data available to supply chain planners than ever before. For some businesses, this data will likely just sit there collecting dust—but in point of fact it’s increasingly going to be an i

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

19 Jun 2019
5 Steps for Digitizing Your Supply Chain
 

Digital supply chains can help manufacturing businesses reduce costs and disruptions in a variety of ways. They make it possible to predict potential breakdowns and bottlenecks far enough in advance that you can take steps to address them, just as they help you to boost operational efficiency throug

 
Brian Hoey
flexis


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