WORLD-CLASS IX RESEARCH

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Explore our latest research on key topics within Industrial Transformation (IX), geared toward your specific leadership role.

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GLOBAL HEAD OF

Manufacturing & Operations

These leaders are focused on meeting customer commitments...

all while achieving quality, safety, and compliance mandates. They are responsible for hundreds of sites, thousands of front-line workers, and need to balance practical realities with strategic imperatives like sustainable operations, flexible supply-chains, employee engagement, and digital disruption.

Our Research Coverage Areas

IX Readiness

Benchmarking Sprints
  • IX Maturity
Advisory Sprints
  • Transformation Chasm and Pivot
  • Leadership, Culture, and Org Structures
  • Business Case & Roadmap
  • Digital CI: Transforming your Production System

Our Research Coverage Areas

Future of Industrial Work

Benchmarking Sprints
  • Future of Industrial Work Maturity
Advisory Sprints
  • Connected Frontline Workforce
  • Decision Rights and Team Collaboration


Jumpstarting the Transformation Journey for Global Heads of Manufacturing & Operations

 

Foundational Research

Benchmarking Transformation Readiness

Exemplar Research

How Georgia Pacific Crossed the Chasm

Solution Selection Matrix

IX Platforms

Challenges and Solutions

Pivoting from Vision to Value

Industry Spotlight

How F&B Companies are Accelerating IX

Trending

2022 Industrial Transformation Predictions

GLOBAL HEAD OF

Quality & Continuous Improvement

These leaders are focused on transforming the consumer experience...

as they work toward building a culture of quality, reducing the total cost of quality, and ensuring quality and compliance processes are optimized across the value chain.

They are responsible for cross-functional teams and a matrixed organization that can spans geographies, business units, and sites.

Our Research Coverage Areas

Quality 4.0

Benchmarking Sprints
  • Quality 4.0 Maturity
Advisory Sprints
  • Digital CI: Transforming your Production System
  • A Data-Centric Culture of Quality
  • New Product Introductions
  • Supplier Quality Management
  • Product Safety and Traceability
SSM
  • Next-Gen EQMS

Jumpstarting the Transformation Journey for
Global Head of Quality & Continuous Improvement

 
Foundational Research

The Softer Side of Quality 4.0 Transformation

Exemplar Research

How Pfizer changed Culture to Cross the Transformation Chasm

Solution Selection Guide

Enterprise Quality Management Software

Challenges and Solutions

Building a Digital Quality Hub

Industry Spotlight

How Life Sciences are Accelerating Quality 4.0

Trending

What is Quality 4.0

GLOBAL HEAD OF

EHS & Sustainability

These leaders are focused on effecting change within their organizations...

and extended supply chains, operationalizing sustainability to achieve corporate commitments, and building a culture of safety to minimize the risk of serious incidents and fatalities.

They are responsible for cross-functional teams and a matrixed organization that spans geographics, business units, and sites.

Our Research Coverage Areas

Sustainability

Benchmarking Sprints
  • EHS 4.0 & Sustainability Maturity
Advisory Sprints
  • Operationalizing Sustainability & ESG
  • A Culture of Safety and  Sustainability
  • ORM
SSM
  • Next-Gen EHS and ESG Reporting

Jumpstarting the Transformation Journey for
Global Heads of EHS & Sustainability

 
Foundational Research

Benchmarking EHS 4.0

Exemplar Research

How Raytheon Implemented EHS 4.0 to Digitally Transform Safety and Risk Management

Solution Selection Guide

Enterprise Health and Safety Software

Challenges and Solutions

Operationalizing Sustainability

Industry Spotlight

Managing EHS in High-Risk Industries

Trending

The Importance of CFW Applications

INITIATIVE LEADERS OF

Factory of the Future 

These leaders are focused on driving Smart Manufacturing in discrete and batch industries...

Industry 4.0, and digital transformation initiatives across a global fleet of assets in the automotive, industrial equipment, aerospace, defense, food, beverage, consumer products, and life sciences industries.

They are responsible for cross-functional teams and bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders to drive step-change improvements, including IT, OT, Continuous Improvement, and Operations.

Our Research Coverage Areas

Factory of the Future

Benchmarking Sprints
  • Factory of the Future Maturity
Advisory Sprints
  • Supply Chain Agility and Flexibility
  • Digital Twins: Products, Processes
  • Next-Gen Automation
SSM
  • Next-Gen MES
  • IX Platforms
  • IX Trusted Software and Services Partners
  • CFW Applications

Jumpstarting the Transformation Journey for
Factory of the Future Leaders

 
Foundational Research

Factory of the Future: Industrial Transformation is Changing How We Run Our Factories

Exemplar Research

How Cargill and Southwire built an IX Foundation for Scale

Solution Selection Guide

Manufacturing Operations Management Software

Challenges and Solutions

How Digital Twins of Assets, Factories, and Supply Chains are Critical for Agility and Resiliency

Industry Spotlight

Digital Continuous Improvement in Complex Discrete Manufacturing Environments

Trending

Why your Factory of the Future initiative will Fail

INITIATIVE LEADERS OF THE

Autonomous Plant

These leaders are focused on driving Smart Manufacturing within process and infrastructure industries...

Industry 4.0, and digital transformation initiatives across a global fleet of assets in the chemicals, materials, metals, mining, oil, gas, power, and infrastructure industries.

They are responsible for cross-functional teams and bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders to drive step change improvements, including IT, OT, Continuous Improvement, and Operations.

Our Research Coverage Areas

Autonomous Plant

Benchmarking Sprints
  • Autonomous Plant Maturity
Advisory Sprints
  • OpEx 4.0
  • APM
  • Digital Twins
  • Open Process Automation 
SSM
  • Next-Gen APM
  • IX Platforms
  • IX Trusted Software and Services Partners
  • CFW Applications

Jumpstarting the Transformation Journey for
Autonomous Plant Leaders

 
Foundational Research

Autonomous Operations

Exemplar Research

Insight from Enel and Pure Cycle on the Journey Towards Autonomous Operations

Solution Selection Guide

Asset Performance Management Software

Challenges and Solutions

Operational Excellence
4.0 – Bringing together APM, EHS, and ORM

Industry Spotlight

The Autonomous Plant in Chemical Manufacturing

Trending

Rub-a-dub-dub…it’s all about the DataHub

GLOBAL HEAD OF

IT, OT, Analytics 

These leaders are focused on supporting top management with next-gen technology roadmaps and architectures...

that balance cost, performance, sustainability, and agility in order to meet organizational objectives – all while protecting and utilizing critical company assets, including data, intellectual capital, plants, property, and most importantly, people.

They are responsible for cross-functional teams and bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders to drive step-change improvements, including IT-OT convergence, and capturing, providing, and analyzing important analytical insights in order to empower teams throughout the organization.

Our Research Coverage Areas

Architecture & Analytics

Benchmarking Sprints
  • Analytics that Matter
Advisory Sprints
  • Operational Data Lakes and the Datahub
  • IT-OT Convergence
SSM
  • Advanced Industrial Analytics
  • IX Infrastructure

Jumpstarting the Transformation Journey for
IT, OT, & Analytics Leaders

 
Foundational Research

IT-OT Convergence - 10-Step Plan

Exemplar Research

How Huntington Ingalls & Pfizer positioned IT to help Scaling their IX

Solution Selection Guide

IX Platforms

Challenges and Solutions

Industrial Control Systems & Edge Computing - Enabling an Operational Architecture

Industry Spotlight

Architectural Paths & the Underlying IX Infrastructure

Trending

The Why, What, and How of Industrial Transformation (IX)

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