Challenges Faced by Enterprises

Our ongoing research on EIIR challenges faced by enterprises across 12 segments.

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Enterprise R&D Challenges

  • Challenge 1: How to optimize R&D cost ?
    Date: 4 May 2020 How enteprrises can reduce their R&D cost? Enterprises can leverage Outsourcing 4.0 to find R&D cost reduction opportunities. Download PDF


  • Challenge 1: Reducing cost in automotive subsystem Design
    Date: 1 May 2020 Provider: ITC Infotech The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts in Automotive Subsystem Design by Engineering Service Providers The automotive industry is passing through a disruptive phase. In order to survive, tier-1s need to reduce their legacy engineering R&D costs and increase investment in emerging automotive technologies of electric and autonomous cars. Automotive tier-1s can adopt the strategy of accelerating partnerships with engineering service providers who have subsystem design capabilities. It is thinking and delivering in whole subsystems, which is greater than the sum of its parts or components. This PoV discusses automotive subsystem design by engineering service providers with the examples of ITC Infotech. Download PDF

Industry 4.0

  • Challenge 1: How to implement DFM at scale?
    Provider: HCL Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is an Essential Enabler for Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 is the use of smart technologies to provide a step-change in productivity, efficiency, experience, and flexibility across the value chain of design, manufacturing, supply chain, and service. One area of loss of productivity and efficiency is the handover between two functions of design and manufacturing. Implementing design for manufacturing (DFM) by leveraging smart technologies can improve productivity and efficiency. This PoV discusses the need for DFM and highlights examples of a successful technology solution. Download PDF
  • Challenge 2: How to select an MES implementation partner?
    Four Criteria for Selecting an MES Implementation Partner for a Successful Industry 4.0 Journey While the value proposition of a manufacturing execution system (MES) is very promising, poor implementation can prevent enterprises from taking advantage of it. In this context, selecting the right MES implementation partner is essential. This PoV discusses four decision-making criteria that enterprises can use to evaluate and selecting an MES implementation partner. It also lists questions which enterprises can ask to separate doers versus talkers among implementation partners. Download PDF
  • Challenge 3: How to plan supply chain amidst uncertainties?
    Provider: ITC Infotech How AI-Based Simulation Can Help Enterprises Navigate SCM Uncertainties One thing is certain in business that it is full of uncertainties. How can enterprises plan their operations and supply chain in case of uncertainties?
    Earlier, enterprises would use optimization methods, but, in the face of uncertainties, they aren’t always useful. Here, integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with simulation can help. This PoV discusses how AI-based simulation can help enterprises navigate SCM uncertainties and provides some examples. Download PDF

Software Product Engineering

  • Challenge 1: Insourcing talent development
    Provider: Lighthouse Insourcing Needs A Continuous Talent Development Model More and more enterprises are turning to insourcing. While the value proposition of insourcing is promising, talent unavailability can prevent enterprises from taking advantage of it. In this context, developing the right talent development model is essential. This PoV discusses the trend of insourcing and the need for a continuous talent development model and highlights an example of an innovative talent development partner. Download PDF

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