Manufacturing Value Chainhttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chainIDC CommunityTop Worldwide Connected Vehicle Predictionshttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/top_worldwide_connected_vehicle_predictions<div><p>The continued development of connected vehicle technology has benefited users and manufacturers alike. The emergence of new connected capabilities provides consumers and enterprises feature-rich, safer, and efficient vehicles as well as opportunities for new services in public transportation, fleet management, and connected infrastructure. All the…</p></div>Jeff HojloTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:39:12 -0500https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/top_worldwide_connected_vehicle_predictionsFunding Continues To Flow For Robotics Related Companieshttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/funding_continues_flowing_for_robotics_related_companies<div><p>The latest announcement in the space comes from Locus Robotics that has announced a $25 million B round of funding bringing its cash raised to over $33 million.  Funding has been flowing tremendously well into the robotics market over the past several years.  </p> <p><img class="fr-dib" src="https://idc-community.com/.api2/binaries/dVMad6Ke80/thumbnails/pastedImage?width=501&amp%3bheight=274" style="width: 501px; height: 273.88px;" alt="Pasted Image" data-ig-embed-key="dVMad6Ke80" data-src="https://idc-community.com/.api2/binaries/dVMad6Ke80/thumbnails/pastedImage?width=501&amp%3bheight=274"></p> <p>The above graphic represents venture capital injected into the robotics market…</p></div>John SantagateWed, 22 Nov 2017 12:07:09 -0500https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/funding_continues_flowing_for_robotics_related_companiesDX Use Cases in Manufacturing Underscore Need for Customer Engagementhttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/dx_use_cases_in_manufacturing_underscore_need_for_customer_engagemen<div><p>The relationship between the customer and the manufacturer has experienced a notable shift over the past five years, as an increasingly digital-centric world informs how consumers interact with brands. This, in turn, influences how business customers interact with the manufacturers that provide them with equipment, machines, products and services.…</p></div>Heather AshtonThu, 19 Oct 2017 11:26:33 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/dx_use_cases_in_manufacturing_underscore_need_for_customer_engagemenTop 5 Best Practices from the Best Practices in Automotive Eventhttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/top_5_best_practices_from_the_best_practices_in_automotive_event<div><p>Although an SAP sponsored and organized event with a share of detailed how-to sessions on SAP products, Best Practices in Automotive is balanced with automotive company and ecosystem partner presentations that shed light on challenges and opportunities facing the industry today.  Following are my top five takeaways from the event.</p> <p><strong>1. In a…</strong></p></div>Jeff HojloTue, 10 Oct 2017 12:08:41 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/top_5_best_practices_from_the_best_practices_in_automotive_eventVC Funding for Aras and Arena: A Vote of Confidence for Flexible, and Cloud PLMhttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/vc_funding_for_aras_and_arena_a_vote_of_confidence_for_flexible_and_<div><p>In the past two weeks, Arena and Aras both received infusions of cash from the venture capital community:  Arena Solutions a strategic growth investment (undisclosed amount) from JMI Equity, as well as a minority stake from BA Venture Partners and Otter Capital, and Aras $40M from Silver Lake, as well as a minority stake from GE Ventures.  Both…</p></div>Jeff HojloWed, 13 Sep 2017 15:10:27 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/vc_funding_for_aras_and_arena_a_vote_of_confidence_for_flexible_and_Inforum 2017: Analytics & Supply Chain for the Next Gen of Innovationhttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/inforum_2017_analytics__supply_chain_for_the_next_gen_of_innovation<div><p>Birst, the analytics company acquired in late 2016, and Coleman AI (Artificial Intelligence), announced at Inforum 2017, present an excellent opportunity for Infor to support manufacturer’s innovation initiatives.  Birst has the traditional client/server BI features for analyzing historical data and trends, as well as the real-time event…</p></div>Jeff HojloFri, 25 Aug 2017 16:25:37 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/inforum_2017_analytics__supply_chain_for_the_next_gen_of_innovationService-Related Highlights From IDC's Product and Service Innovation Survey Emphasize Cloud and Innovation Acceleratorshttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/service_related_highlights_from_idcs_product_and_service_innovation_~1<div><p>IDC Manufacturing Insights conducted a survey earlier this year that asked 300 decision-makers of product lifecycle management (PLM) and service lifecycle management (SLM) at manufacturing companies to assess the business drivers, application areas, and investment trends in product innovation and service innovation. The survey data focuses on the…</p></div>Heather AshtonFri, 18 Aug 2017 11:58:28 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/service_related_highlights_from_idcs_product_and_service_innovation_~1How Automakers and Insurers Will Deliver Great Customer Experiencehttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/how_automakers_and_insurers_will_deliver_great_customer_experience<div><p>To make the most of the opportunities that connected car technology presents, it is vital for both the automotive and insurance industries to gain a clear understanding of the possible points of convergence and collaborate effectively with customer centricity at the heart of their offerings.</p> <p>On April 28, 2015, the European Parliament voted in…</p></div>Martin KubáňThu, 13 Jul 2017 04:34:52 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/how_automakers_and_insurers_will_deliver_great_customer_experienceConnected Vehicle Webcasts: Ecosystems, Platforms, Autonomoushttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/connected_vehicle_webcasts_ecosystems_platforms_autonomous<div><p>With that as background, my colleague Heather Ashton and I have put together a webcast series discussing the hot topics around connected, and increasingly autonomous vehicles.  Here's what we have recorded:</p> <p><a href="http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=IDC_P36464">From the Show Floor: Top Trends Driving Connected Car in 2017</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=IDC_P36429">The Automotive Ecosystem: Best Practices in Connected Vehicle Development,…</a></p></div>Jeff HojloFri, 30 Jun 2017 17:21:01 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/connected_vehicle_webcasts_ecosystems_platforms_autonomousDriving Service Innovation within Large Manufacturershttps://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/driving_service_innovation_within_large_manufacturers<div><p>Innovation is a popular word in technology and business circles that has great significance but is often misused and even downright misunderstood. Merriam-Webster defines innovation as "the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods." Sounds simple. But, as large organizations know all too well, finding the best way to inspire,…</p></div>Heather AshtonThu, 08 Jun 2017 14:17:47 -0400https://idc-community.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-value-chain/driving_service_innovation_within_large_manufacturers