The second global Industry 4.0 study by PwC's Strategy& determines the digital maturity of companies: 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
Digital operations maturity
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?
PwC’s 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.
Digitisation is radically changing the face of manufacturing companies. Digital factories are transformation manufacturing, as companies implement innovative technology and look for employees with fundamentally different types of qualifications.
If the vision of Industry 4.0 is to be realized, most enterprise processes must become more digitized. A critical element will be the evolution of traditional supply chains toward a connected, smart, and highly efficient supply chain ecosystem.