Compared to its EMEA neighbours, Dutch companies demonstrate a sound level of corporate culture to enable digital transformation
manufacturing executives surveyed
of the Dutch manufacturing companies are Digital Champions
of Dutch companies say their leadership does not have a clear vision for the digital future
Industry 4.0 projects will remain at the top of the economic and political agenda in 2018. But how does the Netherlands fare in the international comparison of Industry 4.0 and which technologies are decisive for the path to digital transformation? What factors are important to become a digital pioneer in operations?
Strategy& interviewed 1,155 manufacturing executives in 26 countries to develop an index that ranks companies by digital operations maturity. The second edition of our global Industry 4.0 study takes a look behind the scenes of manufacturing companies and provides answers from Dutch and international managers from the manufacturing industry.
Based on the study data, we were able to create a sweeping portrait of Digital Champions — companies that have taken digitization to the highest degree — and assess what it takes to be a Digital Champion through the lens of the four essential ecosystems they must master and orchestrate.
The authors of the study, Dr. Reinhard Geissbauer and Stefan Schrauf, former partners at Strategy&, present the central study results on the following subjects/questions: