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Business Strategy: Asset-Oriented Value Chain 2016–2017 Investment Guide

Business Strategy: Asset-Oriented Value Chain 2016–2017 Investment Guide

This IDC Manufacturing Insights report presents IT budget benchmark data and priorities for the asset-oriented value chain (AOVC), those manufacturers that are heavily influenced by the capabilities, capacity, and efficiency of their assets, such as chemicals, pulp and paper, and metals.According to Kimberly Knickle, vice president, IT Priorities and Strategies, "Manufacturers in the asset-oriented value chain must continue optimizing their IT resources and investing in IT to achieve digital transformation. This will allow asset-oriented manufacturers to make forward progress on top management priorities, such as innovation to drive growth and productivity, environmental compliance, health, safety, and sustainability."

IDC Manufacturing Insights Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Business Needs
Pulp and Paper
Management Priorities
Digital Transformation as Value Driver
Environmental Compliance, Health, Safety, and Sustainability
Innovation to Drive Growth and Support Efficiency
The Approach
Key Initiatives
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
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