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Data Maturity in Manufacturing

Optimising data strategy and unlocking hidden value

How can manufacturers unlock the value of data for new perspectives on operations and strategy?

How can manufacturers unlock the value of data for new perspectives on operations and strategy?

The factories of the future are data powered. We spoke to IT and business leaders from the manufacturing sector about how manufacturers are realizing ambitious visions to embed data at the core of their business, and advance data maturity.

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  • The current landscape
    • Ranking each organisation out of 10 for being data-driven, the industry average is 6.8. The automotive sector reported a high level of comfort using data to make decisions while other sectors considered themselves less advanced.
  • Five steps to data maturity
    • Organisations need to consider Quality, Availability, Accessibility, Insight and Literacy in order to unlock the value of their vast amounts of data which is too often siloed and underexploited. Building a data culture is key.
  • Opportunities for growth
    • As the industry looks to create the data-powered factories and manufacturers of the future our research identified digital twins, data marketplaces, cross-industry data sharing, additive manufacturing and scaling AI as key areas organisations can focus on to level-up.
  • Next steps
    • Despite a wealth of quality data most manufacturers are still facing a number of obstacles on their journey to data maturity. Our research suggests some key actions manufacturers should be taking.

Today’s data challenge is like developing sonar systems in submarines, where you're looking for very small numbers of signals within lots of noise….

Paul GoslingCTO, Thales UK

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