Driving Digital Transformation in Manufacturing: Lessons from Digital Leaders

In 2019, IDC completed a global research study, sponsored by NetApp, to understand the characteristics of the most-mature manufacturing organizations in the way they manage data and digital technologies, and to draw lessons about how manufacturers can expand their use of digital technologies to drive better business outcomes.

Manufacturing Data Thrivers are switching from being opinion-driven to data-driven. They:

  • Leverage data in their core technologies to make better manufacturing decisions.
  • Gain improved operational efficiencies and enable faster product innovation by bringing goods to market quicker.
  • Achieve advanced (real-time) insights from data for organizational transformation and competitive differentiation.


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