target audience: TECH SUPPLIER  Publication date: Aug 2023 - Document type: IDC Survey - Doc  Document number: # US50806524

2023 Future of Industry Ecosystems Global Survey — Manufacturing Industries by Value Chain

By:  Jeffrey Hojlo Loading


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This IDC Survey features our third annual global survey of 1,288 executives across 5 regions and 11 countries, conducted in May and June 2023. 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 including CXO, business line leadership, and IT management. Industry coverage is across eight industries: construction, energy, discrete and process manufacturing (and subindustries), healthcare, life sciences, financial services, retail, and government.

Key findings from the survey include:

  • Improving end-customer engagement is a primary driver of industry ecosystems.
  • AI is growing in importance as a key decision support technology in industry ecosystems.
  • Environmental sustainability remains a key initiative for industry ecosystem partners.

What is clear is that organizations in every industry are looking to open and expand their industry ecosystem as part of becoming a digital-first business. Shared data and insights, shared applications, shared operations, and expertise mutually enhance this approach — becoming not only a way to ensure flexibility and resiliency but also a way to grow revenue and profitability while more closely engaging the customer, consumer, citizen, or patient.

This survey is focused on the current approach, challenges, and investment strategies of organizations within the four manufacturing value chains: asset-oriented value chains (AOVCs) (e.g., chemical, energy), brand-oriented value chains (BOVCs) (e.g., consumer goods, retail), engineering-oriented value chains (EOVCs) (e.g., aerospace, automotive), and technology-oriented value chains (TOVCs) (e.g., high tech, semiconductor). From our research, all manufacturing organizations can benefit from opening and extending how they work with ecosystem partners — to enhance innovation, address environmental sustainability, and improve resiliency, to name just a few benefits. This survey shows these commonalities, as well as the unique differences and needs per industry value chain.


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