Global spending on digital transformation technologies and services reached more than $1 trillion last year according to industrial journalist, TR Cutler. This technology spending will continue to be led by the discrete and process manufacturing industries.
The problems that digitalization solves are central to the challenges manufacturers face today. Manufacturers are under competitive pressure to deliver better goods at lower costs. They must reduce costs and streamline processes in supply chains and factories. These lean manufacturing approaches are simultaneous intersecting with customers who are asking for more unique features in the products purchased. Customization versus standard products are often difficult trade-offs with implications in design processes, production costs, and schedules.
Cutler, throughout 2019, is writing about the ways in which digital transformation is impacting the way manufacturers are using technology to plan, procure, produce, and distribute products. Digital transformation is the strategic, enterprise-wide application of digitalization to both improve a business’ entire system of production, procurement, sales, operations, human resources, and financial management, as well as completely transform the way a manufacturer makes money and delivers value to customers.
About TR Cutler, Inc.
Thomas R. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (www.trcutlerinc.com), the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the founding of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, which now has more than 7,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. He maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler is passionate about expanding the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.
The hot topics impacting the industrial and distribution sector for 2019 include employee engagement, retention, customer service, robotics, Industry 4.0, Big Data, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), mobile technology solutions, inventory control, procurement solutions, warehouse solutions at the distribution, warehouse, and 3PL levels. Manufacturing material flow, Fork Truck Free transformations, global real-time actionable data, along with lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Digital Visual Management. Cutler is particularly focused on the growing role of Women in Manufacturing (at the C-Suite and on the plant floor). Cutler expects the interaction of manufacturing, logistics, last mile delivery issues to permeate the media conversation over the next year.
Cutler has authored more than 7,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 4000 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler.
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