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3 obstacles to digital transformation for manufacturers

Dec 19, 2019 | Admin, Latest News, Manufacturing

“Sure,” you say. “Digital transformation sounds fantastic. I’d love to make my manufacturing organization that customer-centric. But here’s the thing…”

Industry challenges are a regular barricade in the path to the ideal future state. In fact, 53 percent of the industry in the United States had multifactor productivity declines during the recent slowdown period. 

If you want to have any shot at overcoming those obstacles, you first need to know what you’re up against and how it’s really impacting your business. Three common obstacles that slow down digital transformation for manufacturers are technical debt, data readiness, and organizational alignment. We’ll take a look at each one to better understand the challenge and its impact on manufacturer processes:

 

Technical debt

Over the last 30 years, manufacturing companies have invested in ERP solutions. The thinking was that ERP systems would solve all of their business problems. Unfortunately, that hasn’t proven true. ERP systems are product-focused—ordering it, producing it, shipping it, invoicing it. None of this involves…

 


 

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