Manufacturers making the most of technology

Manufacturers making the most of technology

Change is happening at a rapid pace in the 4th industrial revolution. Transformation in market structures and technology can quickly lead to misalignment between strategy and business technologies. The UK Manufacturing industry must embrace and invest in smart technology before it falls behind.

Is it make or break? How do manufacturers ensure that they are investing in the right technology for business growth and make the most of the new wave of innovation?

We have spoken to key members of the manufacturing industry, from Wiggle to ex Britvic, to uncover pain points around IT investment and to identify the challenges they face with disparate systems and misalignment of technologies.

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The New Era – Making the most of technology

Based on our own experiences, industry leader’s commentary and Barclays research we discuss:

  • Putting the customer at the heart of decision making. How your organisation can ensure seamless transactions flowing from organisation to organisation without human interaction
  • How you can implement business intelligence to optimise the supply chain strategy
  • Best ways to capitalise on data to gain a holistic view of your business and IT estate
  • The need to free up internal resources to focus on innovation and maximise return on investment

If you’re B2B, think of yourself as B2B2C. Start with the consumer and think how technology can help you win. A successful strategy will always have IT underpinning it, but IT is the last thing to think of – not the first.

Stefan Barden, former CEO of Northern Foods and UK CEO of Heinz and Brakes

Why Searchlight?

Searchlight are experts at aligning business and IT strategy, shaping business transformation programmes and helping our clients build business and IT capability throughout the transformation journey.

Get in touch with Steve Sharp, CEO at Searchlight, to find out how our independent advice could help you grow, develop new capabilities and future-proof your organisation.

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