target audience: TECH SUPPLIER  Publication date: Sep 2022 - Document type: IDC Survey - Doc  Document number: # US49657522

IDC Survey: Future of Industry Ecosystems by Manufacturing Industry Value Chain

By:  Jeffrey Hojlo Loading


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This IDC survey on the future of industry ecosystems is focused on the discrete and process manufacturing industries — specifically with analysis by manufacturing value chain (AOVC — asset oriented, BOVC — brand oriented, EOVC — engineering oriented, TOVC — technology oriented). Each manufacturing value chain increasingly looks to its respective industry ecosystem and beyond for new sources of innovation and to be more resilient in the face of continuous, multipronged disruption. The past three years have taught manufacturers to build out an on-demand, flexible industry ecosystem of data, applications, operations, and expertise available through partners inside and outside their industry.

In May 2022 we fielded our second annual global survey to 1,270 executives across 5 regions and 11 countries. The goal was to determine executive and business leader sentiment on industry ecosystems, maturity of current approach, and future plans for IT and use case investment. Respondents spanned multiple domains and included CXOs, business line leadership, and IT management.

Key findings from the survey include:

  • Mitigating demand fluctuations and supply chain constraint and pursuing environmental sustainability goals are key joint initiatives for industry ecosystem partners.
  • Trust and execution across industry ecosystems are the top risks to mitigate.
  • Organizations plan to, as they did last year, expand their industry ecosystems beyond their core industries.
  • Service providers will play a key role in the design and enablement of industry ecosystems.

Another key area of focus for organizations when they consider the design and operation of their industry ecosystem is improvement of customer, consumer, citizen, or patient engagement and experience. That is, how does the shared, open approach of industry ecosystems (shared data and insights, shared applications, shared operations and expertise) better facilitate this?


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