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Digital Transformation

For your manufacturing business

Systems Assurance Ltd

In a world that’s continually evolving, businesses cannot afford to stand still. They must continually invest in technology to ensure they can adapt and survive. In no sector does this apply more than in manufacturing.

Now is the time for British manufacturers to make the right preparations for the challenges that lie ahead. Whilst the next few years may not be easy, the latest advancements in Industrie 4.0 technologies could open a whole new world of opportunity to revive the UK manufacturing industry.

With over 25 years in the business of IT, Systems Assurance works with some of the largest manufacturing companies in the world. Not only are we experts in the provision of Microsoft technologies, but we also deliver bespoke, professional services that are tailored to achieve the specific business objectives of manufacturers.

To learn more about what we do, speak to a member of our team today

0114 292 2911 or email sales@systemsassurance.com

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The Digital Transformation Journey

Gone are the days where you could choose from having only two benefits in a choice of fast, cheap or good quality. Tomorrow’s manufacturers will potentially be able to offer all three by capitalising on Industrie 4.0 technologies.

Setting up a Digital Transformation Project

Managing change is never easy. Even in smaller companies where physical implementation may be simpler, cultural idiosyncrasies often exist across different functions that can present barriers to progress. Bringing different parts of an organisation together in a co-ordinated effort can be the hardest part of any new implementation. However, with the right planning, processes and communication it doesn’t need to be a difficult process.


Small and often is the key

Change cannot happen all at once, so it’s important that consideration is given as to how digital transformation can be broken down into individual smaller projects.

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”.

Bill Gates, Founder and Chairman, CEO & Chief Software Architect of Microsoft Corporation

The Digital Transformation Process - 7 Steps

1 - Transformation needs researched and identified

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    Map the broader service and competitor landscape
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    Research and identify transformation needs
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    Define the overall requirements
  • Shortlist requirements by priority
  • Select immediate projects with clear objectives
  • Define metrics that will be used to measure success

2- Project sign off

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    Develop the transformation road map
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    Perform Due Diligence: explore full range of possible solutions (third party and/or in house capabilities)
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    Create business case
  • Secure commitment from senior stakeholders

3 - Engage teams and define responsibilities

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    Appoint project teams and allocate responsibilities
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    Set clear tasks and deadlines
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    Create clear transformation plan to record progress across teams

4 - Transformation needs researched and identified

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    Include clear milestones and expectations for project delivery
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    Clarify any actions or changes in processes that are expected to occur and when these will happen
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    Inform any suppliers/partners/customers and others in the supply chain of any changes that might affect them

5 - Implementation

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    Beta testing
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    Implement business change
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    Implement technology change

6 - Assessment

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    Monitor change adoption
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    Measure change performance
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    Report back to senior stakeholders
  • Update business-wide stakeholders on performance

7 - Review & Improve

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    Phase out old technology
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    Continually review, adapt and improve

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