The blockchain buzz has been around for a while, and for an industry like manufacturing, which is an avid adopter of a wide range of digital technologies, it is far from being an anomaly.
Over the past few years, since Industrie 4.0 (Industry 4.0) came to light in Germany, we have been asking ourselves the same question — why are companies now developing and adopting all the fancy, handy, smart stuff?
Manufacturing is undergoing a transformation. Fueled by disruptive forces such as digital transformation and Industry 4.0, a major overhaul of key business processes is needed — across product innovation, production, and supply chain.
Neel Mandal Research Director, IDC Manufacturing InsightsRead full bio It’s no longer only about process innovation or efficiency improvement within the four walls of the enterprise. Manufacturing organizations of all sizes are seizing the opportunity of digital commerce as the next engine of growth. Many are accelerating their uptake of eCommerce as the crucial first step to […]