What to watch in 2020 for manufacturers

by Tom Lovell

The world is entering the 2020’s, and it’s that annual time where grand visions of change and betterment guide many—at least until January 12th, that is. Most resolutions have already crashed and burned by the time you read this. 

If your manufacturing organization has hopes for big changes and digital transformation this year, don’t let them fade away that fast. We already know that manufacturers are moving most of their technologies to the cloud, including SAP HANA by 2025. But that’s just one thing your organization can do this year. Here are some more trends shaping manufacturing in 2020 and ways to keep your organization’s digital resolutions alive: 


Leapfrogging previous kinks

In the business world at large, manufacturers are often thought of as the laggards compared to other industries when it comes to staying current. But manufacturers have a unique opportunity now. Digital transformation has taken other industries by storm, and the obstacles that first arose from the initial burst now have solutions. 

Manufacturers can leapfrog those previous mistakes and challenges and uncover the road to digital transformation faster than other industry predecessors. This gives manufacturing companies a great chance to…



Want to keep reading? Check out the complete ebook—”Challenges, Solutions, and the Future of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing.”


tom lovellTom is Industry Lead here at Simplus. For over 15 years, Tom has helped companies implement data and process-driven strategies to bridge the gap between business and IT. These strategies have improved patient outcomes, reduced financial risk, and improved operational efficiency in healthcare organizations while bringing to bear streamlined costs, reduced risk, and improved revenue at manufacturers. His passion is architecting and sharing practical solutions that deliver valuable results for customers.

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