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

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

This IDC Manufacturing Insights report presents IT budget benchmark data and priorities for the technology-oriented value chain (TOVC) — those manufacturers that must deal with the iterating cycles of key underlying technology (e.g., processors) and can have high levels of variation in supply, manufacturing, and demand, such as high-tech brand owners (original equipment manufacturers), semiconductors, and components.According to Kimberly Knickle, research vice president, IT Priorities and Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insights, "Manufacturers in the technology-oriented value chain must continue optimizing their IT resources and investing in IT to achieve digital transformation. This will allow technology-oriented manufacturers to make forward progress on top management priorities such as mitigating supply chain risk, new product development and introduction, and governance, risk, and compliance."

IDC Manufacturing Insights Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Business Needs
High-Tech Brand Owners
Semiconductors and Components
Management Priorities
Digital Transformation to Increase Productivity and Streamline Operations
Supply Chain Visibility to Mitigate Risk
Product Diversification, New Product Development and Introduction
Governance, Risk, and Compliance Challenges
The Approach
Key Initiatives
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
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