March 8, 2021

Inspiring Manufacturing Transformation in the Digital Era – Part 1/6

This is Part 1 of our 6-part blog series based on the…
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This is Part 1 of our 6-part blog series based on the Frost & Sullivan white paper, “Inspiring Manufacturing Transformation in the Digital Era.”

Executive Summary

The convergence of sensing, simulation, algorithms, cloud, and analytics is disrupting the manufacturing value networks, creating a new paradigm. This convergence, led by digital continuity, is poised to drive creative destruction and expansion of traditional business models. The manufacturing community needs to embrace digital transformation to sustain market competitiveness and prevent disruption.

Digital continuity, collaboration, modularization, and sustainability drive the future of manufacturing. The transformative potential of digital continuity technologies in the manufacturing environment is broadly recognized in the competitive marketplace, and its scale of opportunity is extensive across the manufacturing value chain. The future is opportunistic, but traditional myopic and siloed approaches to digital often restrain the journey. A true digital factory vision realization is one wherein waste from operations is removed, downtime is predicted, asset performance is optimized, and product innovation is sustainably accelerated.

Technological trends such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digital twins, and cyber-physical production systems are forces of change sweeping across the manufacturing value chain. At the same time, questions are being raised about how they create value and drive bottom-line improvements. To help drive clarity around the emerging complexities, Dassault Systèmes has continued to be at the forefront of guiding the digital evolution of organizations and providing a viable transformation roadmap for this journey.

This paper aims to de-bottleneck the navigation complexities around digital through a four-part approach:

  • Assess the value creation in the dynamic manufacturing ecosystem
  • Create a roadmap for factories of the future
  • Provide an overview of the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its ability to deliver unique value for global operations along their transformation journey
  • Examine customer use cases that highlight business benefits of embracing a comprehensive, smart manufacturing offering

The goal of this paper is to identify opportunities and act as a guide for manufacturing organizations to launch an end-to-end manufacturing transformation journey that ultimately results in an agile and connected enterprise of the future.

Part 1: Executive Summary

Part 2: Critical Manufacturing Issues

Part 3: Where Is the Business Value for Customers?

Part 4: Dassault Systèmes Smart Manufacturing and the Factory of the Future

Part 5: Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Operations Value Network

Part 6: Customer Benefits and Outcomes

Download the Frost & Sullivan white paper

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