Asia/Pacific Manufacturing 2015 Top 10 Predictions

Asia/Pacific Manufacturing 2015 Top 10 Predictions

IDC Manufacturing Insights sees 2015 as the year in which manufacturing will expand in Asia/Pacific, not just targeting low-cost countries but also becoming more strategic in nature, to evolve into regional hubs that would cater to customized local demand in proximity to the customer, backed by technology. To move from a few large factories working in isolation to a network of factories supporting each other, standards for processes, technologies, and information exchange should be considered vital. IT will start transitioning from being a basic support function to being a strategic function in which line-of-business and functional leaders will start having a say.

"Product innovation" continues to be a key area of focus for manufacturing companies — from product and services conceptualization to design, manufacturing, delivery, and service. "Organizations that look at innovation as a core area of strength not limited to one department but cutting across departments and functions with IT systems designed and implemented to ensure a seamless flow of information will be able to differentiate themselves by introducing new innovative products at a faster pace. IT has grown beyond being a support function to being a core part of businesses today. Organizations that continue to take a siloed look at IT applications and systems will be slow in transforming themselves in a era of fast growth," says Ramachandran S, principal research manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights.

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In This Study
Situation Overview
Country Trends
ASEAN Countries
The Rise of Southeast Asia as a Manufacturing Hub
IT Spending
Future Outlook
Prediction #1: Emerging Region to Emerging Region Trade/Asia to Asia Trade Will Increase Through 2015
Inter-ASEAN: ASEAN Economic Community
ASEAN-China Growth
India as an Export Hub
What Does This Mean for Manufacturers?
Prediction #2: Asia/Pacific Manufacturers Will Think Differently as They Move from "Emerging" to "Emerged"
Prediction #3: "Factory of the Future" Initiatives Will Be Widespread in Asia/Pacific Manufacturing
Prediction #4: Asia/Pacific Manufacturers Will Increasingly Look to a Cloud-Based Supply Chain Integrated with Mobility
Prediction #5: Asia/Pacific Manufacturers Will Seek to Realize Value from Their PLM Implementation and Work Toward Implementing "Innovation Platforms"
Prediction #6: The Role of the CIO Will Change
Prediction #7: The Role of IT in Asia Manufacturers Will Change to Focus on Service Management
Prediction #8: Asia/Pacific Manufacturers Will Increase the Usage of Plug & Play Business Operations
Prediction #9: Mashups of 3rd Platform with Traditional IT Systems Will Become Key, with Analytics as the Backbone
Prediction #10: Companies Will Go Beyond the 3rd Platform and into the Evaluation and Adoption of Innovation Accelerators
Essential Guidance
Advice for Manufacturing Companies
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Related Research
Table: Worldwide Manufacturing IT Spend (US$M)
Table: Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Manufacturing Spend — Discrete (US$M)
Table: Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Manufacturing Spend — Process (US$M)
Table: Distribution of ASEAN Trade (%)
Table: Total Cost of Labor in Asia (US$)
Table: Hardware, Software, and Services Spend, 2014—2018 (US$M)

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