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

Business Strategy: Engineering-Oriented Value Chain 2016–2017 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 incorporating 3rd Platform technologies, extending supply chains and suppliers as innovation partners, developing increasingly complex products and services, elevating quality, and increasing compliance."

IDC Manufacturing Insights Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Business Needs
Aerospace and Defense
Farm, Construction, and Industrial Machinery
Management Priorities
Incorporating 3rd Platform Technologies for Digital Transformation
Extending Supply Chains and Suppliers as Innovation Partners
Developing Increasingly Complex Products
Expanding Services for Competitive Differentiation and Margin Improvement
Elevating Quality Information, Looking to the Cloud
Increasing Compliance Obligations Around the Globe
The Approach
Key Initiatives
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
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