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As global manufacturers sort through how to employ a unified product and service innovation approach to best succeed in today's global economy, we thought it an optimal time to field a survey to determine current product and service innovation methods, practices, and plans. My colleague Heather Ashton and I are in the midst of writing our report on the results, but thought we'd provide a preview.


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On May 19, the State Council officially unveiled the long-anticipated “China Manufacturing 2025” master plan which aims to accelerate the innovative development of the manufacturing industry and the transition of China from a large manufacturing country to a world manufacturing power. The plan will certainly provide a powerful boost to China’s manufacturing industry and favor Manufacturing ICT market.


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This blog post provides a summary of IDC Manufacturing Insights' attendance to the recent PTC LiveWorx conference, which took place in Boston May 4-7, 2015.


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This blog offers a glimpse of some of the topics and technologies covered in our recently published study, IDC TechScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Connected Products Technologies, 2015


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    Kimberly Knickle says:
    Good question.  I think manufacturers are working to retain those employees that are willing to change with the business and with the technology that's increasingly part of their everyday life.  But no data to prove that theory, unfortunately.
    4 months ago
  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    delger says:
    Kimberly,
    Based on the data shared above, how important is it for Manufacturers to engage and retain their current employees?  And are you seeing a trend in that regard?
    4 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Jeff Hojlo says:
    Antony,
    Thanks for your comments - agreed.  Nice article, and I look forward to our next conversation.
    Best Regards,
    Jeff
    5 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Antony Bourne says:
    Jeff,
    I agree with your comments in the webcast and also am of the same opinion, and think that manufacturers need to take small steps on this journey since it is not an on/off switch that they need to use, but a process in which they make improvement after improvement since a lot of learning will happen along the way.
    I also have written a blog…
    5 months ago

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