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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Top Industry
Trends

Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Industry
Benchmarking

Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy


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Durable Goods Manufacturing Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the durable goods manufacturing industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Durable Goods Manufacturing IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Durable Goods Manufacturing Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.

Use the Durable Goods Manufacturing Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.

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Top Industry Trends


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Durable Goods Manufacturing IT/OT Convergence Report

  • IT/OT convergence will bring new levels of connectivity to the manufacturing shop floor, creating great opportunities for remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and vendor support.
  • Yet obstacles exist for Durable Goods Manufacturing CIOs, who are often not seen as innovators by operations staff. Learn how to overcome this issue and set the course for IT/OT convergence in your Durable Goods Manufacturing company.
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Durable Goods Manufacturing Attracting and Retaining Talent Report

  • Organizations are trying to become more agile and introduce new technology, but in many cases there is a need to retrain personnel or attract a different type of talent that is often hard to find.
  • Learn about attracting and retaining talent and how it affects both your organization as a whole and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities.
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Durable Goods Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Report

  • Industry 4.0 technology is lowering the entry bar and creating competition in many markets, forcing manufacturers to become more efficient to remain viable. As a leader in Durable Goods Manufacturing IT, your time to become a partner is now.
  • Learn about the Industry 4.0 trend and how it affects both your organization and IT specifically, with expert assistance.
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Reshaping the Ecosystem for Industry 4.0 & Industry Next

  • Identify: As a methodology, strategic foresight flows from the identification of signals to clustering the signals together to form trends and uncovering what is driving the trends to determine which strategic initiatives are most likely to lead to success on an industry level.
  • Prioritize: Further customize the scores to your manufacturing by tailoring the generalized weightings on an organization-specific level and determining the relevancy and timing to your operations. By doing so, your manufacturing can determine which trend and technology to prioritize for your Reshaping-the-Ecosystem initiative.
  • Align: After establishing what trend and technology to prioritize, establish its benefits that closely align and promote the success of your business goals.
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Integrate Artificial Intelligence Into Your Manufacturing Operations

  • Identify the initiatives you are currently capable of undertaking. The lifeblood of AI is good data. See how you can use your current data before you get overwhelmed with the possibilities AI offers.
  • Build the business case for AI around what is possible for your organization. Decide what you should be doing with AI based on what you are currently capable of doing.
  • Assess your current skills and identify where you will need help from vendors. Knowing when to look outside of your organization for help will be critical to your AI success.
  • Gain the support of the business by showing the quick wins your AI initiative will provide and the business pains it will help to solve. Provide regular communication on the progress of your AI initiative to ensure continued support from the organization.
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Preparing for Technology Convergence in Manufacturing

  • Build and deliver an IT update that focuses on what is most important.
  • Achieve the buy-in you require while driving business value.
  • Gain clarity on your scope, goals, and outcomes.
  • Validate IT’s role as a strategic business partner.
  • Tear down silos by identifying the strengths, weaknesses, and potential synergies between the IT and OT teams.
  • Gain clarity on the current state and target state of IT/OT convergence maturity within the organization.
  • Build effectiveness by defining roles and accountabilities within the IT and OT teams.
  • Identify risks and benefits related to IT/OT convergence, guaranteeing the right balance.
  • Ensure success by building a convergence plan with detailed initiative profiles.
  • Prepare for plan approval, while developing clear communication and plan refreshes as needed.

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Industry Benchmarking


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Benchmarking Report: A Cross-Industry Comparison of IT Stakeholder Satisfaction

  • Every industry has unique characteristics that can hamper progress or facilitate success in satisfying IT stakeholders. Reimagine your strategy by shifting the definition of who your peers really are.
  • Discover which industries achieve high stakeholder satisfaction across 13 core IT services.
  • Learn the characteristics that different industries have that can help or hinder IT success.
  • Understand what your industry has in common with others that you can leverage to improve stakeholder satisfaction and overcome your own institutional barriers.
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Durable Goods Manufacturing IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they are receiving from IT.
  • IT and OT departments need to develop closer governance models and share knowledge to leverage the benefits of many of the new technologies emerging in the sector.
  • Understand important focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other Durable Goods Manufacturing IT organizations.
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Durable Goods Manufacturing IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business. IT staffing is stretched thin.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Assessment diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend benchmarking, you will gain critical information to position your team to be seen as strategic.
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Durable Goods Manufacturing IT Management & Governance Benchmarking Report

  • Understanding your IT team’s perception of what’s important and how well they’re doing is central to identifying strengths, weaknesses, and potential misalignments with business priorities and expectations.
  • Learn about how IT departments in your industry assess the importance and effectiveness of 45 IT processes to gauge your own alignment and identify select processes for targeted improvement.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Durable Goods Manufacturing IoT Platforms Report

  • IoT technology is adding a new level of visibility, traceability, and utilization of goods and machines in the manufacturing process.
  • By providing real-time utilization information, organizations can react quickly to address capacity issues, reduce machine downtime by anticipating failure before it happens, and improve the overall quality of the product.
  • Gain insights into IoT technology and how CIOs are playing a larger role in its evolving implementation.
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Durable Goods Manufacturing Autonomous Mobile Robots Report

  • The introduction of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that can work independently around the clock, achieving a higher degree of quality, is forcing organizations to review and redesign many processes.
  • Robots are working side by side with humans to help eliminate errors and improve product quality.
  • Learn about AMRs and how they affect both your organization as a whole and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities.
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Durable Goods Manufacturing Additive Manufacturing Report

  • Additive manufacturing technology, using 3D printing, allows simpler and faster model creation during the prototyping process and with IoT will redefine the supply chain process.
  • 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the industry by adding degrees of personalization and flexibility. Learn about this technology and how Durable Manufacturing CIOs are starting to play a key role in its implementation.
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Select a PLM Solution to Make Better Products

  • Our methodology will address the issues presented using a vendor feature–set based approach to showing the client the art of the possible for PLM.
  • Drawing on experience from nearly three dozen analyst engagements pertaining to PLM, half of which involved the manufacturing sector, our methodology enables the member to find a structured approach to vendor selection for this complex application category.
  • Moreover, by utilizing Info-Tech’s vendor landscape and executive primer, the member and their business stakeholders can be confident they are taking the right approach to selecting a PLM solution.

Latest Durable Goods Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Integrate Artificial Intelligence Into Your Manufacturing Operations – Executive Brief

Date published

February 23, 2022

Author:
  • Eric Cabral

Read our Executive Brief to understand why you should consider integrating AI into your manufacturing operations.

Select a PLM Solution to Make Better Products – Executive Brief

Date published

February 23, 2022

Author:
  • Samuel Leese

Read this Executive Brief to understand how to turbocharge your company’s product management capabilities with a product lifecycle management tool.

Preparing for Technology Convergence in Manufacturing – Executive Brief

Date published

February 23, 2022

Author:
  • John Burwash

Read this Executive Brief to understand why better decisions, increased flexibility, reduced costs, and focused innovation are only a few of the benefits that come from successful IT/OT convergence.

“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in (supply) chains”: The logistics blockchain

Date published

October 19, 2021

Author:
  • Jeremy Roberts

Retailers and international shippers are already using blockchain technology to track their supply chains. In using a decentralized network to verify digital transactions, shippers can be reasonably sure that the products they deliver to customers are what they say they are, and that they can trace issues (like spoilage) right back to their sources very quickly.

Manufacturing: Advice From the COVID-19 Roundtable

Date published

April 9, 2020

Authors:
  • Roberto Eberhardt

  • Gleb Lisikh

On March 24, 2020, Info-Tech’s industry practice hosted a Manufacturing Industry Roundtable with the specific focus of identifying the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having in the industry. This is a summary of the roundtable discussions around three key issues.

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