Perspective: Towards 3D Value Chains: Key Takeaways from the IDC Pan-European Manufacturing Summit, 2014

Perspective: Towards 3D Value Chains: Key Takeaways from the IDC Pan-European Manufacturing Summit, 2014

This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective summarizes the key themes and discussion points from the IDC Manufacturing Insights Pan-European Manufacturing Executive Summit held on November 17-18, 2014, in Belgium. About 40 delegates from 12 European countries participated in the event. Their job roles included both IT and non-IT in C-level, director/head, or manager positions.

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In This Perspective
Situation Overview
The Emergence of the 3D Value Chain
Future Outlook
Step 1: Improving Demand Orientation by Focusing on Better Customer Fulfillment
Workshop: End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility
Workshop: Service-Oriented Business Models
Workshop: Managing the Lack of Skilled Resources and an Aging Workforce
Step 2: Becoming Data Driven by Leveraging the 3rd Platform
Workshop: The 3rd IT Platform: Mobility, Cloud, Big Data, and Social Business
Workshop: Extending and Integrating PLM on the Work Floor
Step 3: Starting to Put the Foundation for Digital Execution by Overcoming Organization Silos and Implementing Game-Changing Technologies
Workshop: The Factory of the Future
Game-Changing Technologies: 3D Printing, Intelligent Robotics, and the Internet of Things — Challenge or Opportunity?
Where the Industry is Facing the Greatest Challenge in Progressing Toward the 3D Value Chain
Perspectives for the 2015 Summit: Leveraging Change Management to Accelerate Business Transformation
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Related Research
Table: Conference Agenda
Figure: The 3D Value Chain
Figure: Business Model Change in the Next Five Years
Figure: Why Business Model Change is Needed
Figure: Most Important Areas for Success
Figure: The Main IT Strategy
Figure: Contribution to Company Business Innovation
Figure: 3D Printing Technologies
Figure: Summit Perspectives for the Next Year

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