5 Development Areas for Manufacturers

 In Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Blog

With economic and political upheaval across the globe manufacturing organisations are facing challenges and opportunities. One of the hurdles emerging now has to do with the ability to harness the opportunities that will come out of new and changing markets.

Businesses need to be technologically ready for growth, development and increased demand, let’s look at 5 development areas below, read our Executive Summary for more information.

The five development areas

We have identified the following five areas where there is a great need for innovation and adaptability.

  1. New business models
    Moving from production-intensive business models to e.g. re-manufacturing and repair – in order to create a sustainable business.
  2. Internet of Things and “smart factories”
    The ability to benefit from some of the fastest moving technology innovations.
  3. Making data work harder
    Understanding the huge potential of Big Data and how to use new intelligence to feed into product development, quality improvements, market research and much more.
  4. Improving customer relationships
    Using information and analytics as skillfully for improving customer-oriented processes, as when employing talent and purchasing machinery.
  5. The competitive advantage
    Understanding how to set up the building blocks to effectively compete on both a national and international scale.

The challenges of progress
We all know that investment drives innovation and we believe that the next few years will play a key part in re-imagining the business models for the UK & USA. Is your organisation agile enough to cope with these changes?

Read  – Remaining agile in an increasingly changeable global marketplace.


Natasha Spurr
Natasha is an experienced CRM professional with a unique ability to work across both marketing and sales functions. As CRM Marketing Manager at Edgewater Fullscope, Natasha has helped the organization to achieve multiple global partner awards and leadership status across the UK and beyond.
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