WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
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IT'S TIME TO BUILD: a plea to start building things again locally instead of outsourcing everything - this is an engineers dream and what the next 20 years are all about! via @a16z

IT'S TIME TO BUILD: a plea to start building things again locally instead of outsourcing everything - this is an engineers dream and what the next 20 years are all about! via @a16z | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Every Western institution was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, despite many prior warnings. This monumental failure of institutional effectiveness will reverberate for the rest of the decade, but it's not too early to ask why, and what we need to do about it... Our nation and our civilization were built on production, on building. We built roads and trains, farms and factories, then the computer, the microchip, the smartphone, and uncounted thousands of other things that we now take for granted, that are all around us, that define our lives and provide for our well-being. There is only one way to create the future we want for our own children and grandchildren, and that's to build.

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WHY IT MATTERS: I spent the better part of my life moving physical processes in the digital world. Now the pendulum shifts and we must pour our engineering energy into building things locally - using digital processes, techniques, technologies, from 3D printing to robots to IOT. This is the next 20 years.

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Which 3-D Printing Business Model Is Right for Your Company? @HBR handbook helps draft a strategy to integrate #3Dprinting into their manufacturing plans but it may require improved digital process...

Which 3-D Printing Business Model Is Right for Your Company? @HBR handbook helps draft a strategy to integrate #3Dprinting into their manufacturing plans but it may require improved digital process... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Strategically, that means additive is becoming a full-fledged competitive weapon: It can be used to hold on to market leadership, to dethrone a dominant player, or to diversify by exploiting a printer’s capability to make products for different industries. Consequently, leaders need to understand additive’s range and potential and the possibilities that will open up in the near future. This article offers a playbook.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this Harvard paper shows that recent advances in 3D printing make additive production a reality today. Reading between the lines you have to realize the digital transformation this requires across your sales and distribution channels to support the level of customization that 3D printing enables. It is not just a matter or replacing machines with printers on the factory floor.

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The official head of French fashion says 3D printing is a “new industrial revolution”

The official head of French fashion says 3D printing is a “new industrial revolution” | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
So far, 3D printing has not quite lived up to expectations. Skeptics are abandoning the idea of a future when you'll be able to 3D print just about anything in your living room, and MakerBot, the only relatively well-known maker of 3D printers, has stopped producing its own printers, outsourcing the work to China. Industrial use, rather than personal, ha
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A short article on the use of 3D printing in fashion, with lots of links to follow for more details.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Technology permeates every industry and changes basic assumptions and business models. We often think this is limited to low margin commodity products but it looks like specialized, niched industries can benefit too. Look at your industry and ask, where can I apply 3D printing, eCommerce, augmented reality, connected objects, etc. in my company to revolutionize the way I design, fabricate, distribute, market, sell, support. 

 

Think of everything because everything is on the table and open for digital transformation.

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The Disruptive Potential of 3D Printing - Accenture

The Disruptive Potential of 3D Printing - Accenture | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Digital technology clearly has become a momentous disruptor of traditional business paradigms, as well as an enabler of new business approaches and customer relationships. This is why, according to Cisco Systems Inc., there is an estimated $14.4 trillion in “digital disruption dollars” up for grabs between now and 2022. Accenture believes that digital supply networks are the backbone of this new ecosystem: worldwide conduits that streamline and accelerate the exchange of products, materials, components and (perhaps most important) information. We also believe 3D printing is an ideal illustration of the digital supply network’s vast potential

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Consulting Digital Transformation Review No. 5- UPS, ABB and others via @Capgemini

Capgemini Consulting's digital transformation business journal looks at the digitization of operations, taking in robotics, 3D printing, and the second machine
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Always must read from Capgemini.

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