Best Practices: Engineering-Oriented Value Chain 2015–2016 Investment Guide

Best Practices: Engineering-Oriented Value Chain 2015–2016 Investment Guide

This IDC Manufacturing Insights report presents IT budget benchmark data and priorities for the engineering-oriented value chain (EOVC), those manufacturers that must deal with complex products, such as automotive, aerospace and defense, and farm, construction, and industrial machinery.According to Kimberly Knickle, research vice president, IT Priorities and Strategies program, "Manufacturers in the engineering-oriented value chain must continue optimizing their IT resources and investing in IT to achieve digital transformation. This will allow engineering-oriented manufacturers to make forward progress on top management priorities, such as extending supply chains, efficiently developing complex products, expanding services, elevating quality, and increasing compliance."

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IDC Manufacturing Insights Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Business Needs
Aerospace and Defense
Farm, Construction, and Industrial Machinery
Management Challenges
Extending Supply Chains and Moving Closer to the OEM
Developing Increasingly Complex Products
Expanding Services for Competitive Differentiation and a Better Customer Experience
Elevating Quality Information
Increasing Compliance Obligations Around the Globe
Baseline Data
Key Initiatives
The Best Practices
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
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