Transformation Journey Research Note Series

A step-by-step guide to drive your industrial transformation journey

Is Transformation still the right thing in this emerging age of uncertainty?

Recent global events leading to uncertain times, including a dramatic drop in oil demand have shaken many industries to their core. Many companies will be fighting for their lives or, at least, a share of turbulent markets. Transformation can be critical in that fight.


So, the question quickly becomes, what should you be doing? 


While the answer to that question must be unique to each enterprise, there are some clear guidelines that apply to companies based on their digital maturity. To help you understand these guidelines, we are introducing the Transformation Journey Research Series™, a step-by-step set of Research Notes drilling into:


The types of Transformation being executed

  • Why Transformation Programs must include manufacturing
  • The core technology components of Transformation 
  • The Transformation Maturity model and Step-by-step Transformation journey to help you understand what is best for your company
  • Key considerations to accelerate your journey 
  • How different technologies and systems support the steps of the Transformation journey

Step 1: The 7 components to transforming operations

We all know the examples:  Apple, Uber, and Amazon. These companies disrupted their markets by redefining the fundamental business model of their industry. Cell phones became small computers that offer dynamic customer experiences. Taxis and taxi companies were replaced by fleets of independently owned cars linked by technology. First personal computers, and now those smart phones, became the dominant merchandising and retail environment.


Not every industry can be disrupted easily. “Uberization” is not coming to every industry in the short and medium term. 


Evaluate the potential for industry disruption with Note #1.


Transformation, whether in the form of any number of digital initiatives like smart manufacturing, resilient supply chain or business continuity, enables new manufacturing and business models. The new models drive improved performance, lower manufacturing costs, and increase revenues.


This podcast kickoffs a series on the Transformation Journey Research Series to help you understand the importance of transformation for global operations.

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Step 2: The 4 steps maturity transformation model for operations

Critical to successful Transformation is the ability to assess your status and maturity level at each of these four steps individually. For each maturity level, we provide three self-assessment questions to help determine if you have achieved this level of maturity. 


Assess your maturity level with the help of the Note #2.


Listen to our new episode where Fred Thomas and Eric Green discuss a critical aspect to successful Transformation: the ability to assess your status and maturity level at each of these four steps individually.

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Step 3: Key considerations in planning and executing your transformation strategy

In the 3rd Research Note, we go beyond digital technologies and maturity to outline the key considerations in planning your transformation journey.


Learn the 7 key considerations in Note #3.


In the next edition of Transformation Notes you’ll hear from Frederique Bourdoulous, Director, DELMIA Manufacturing Consulting, who provides additional insight on the digital transformation strategy and maturity assessment process.

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Step 4: The business benefits of transformation

In the last Research Note, we link the previous 3 Notes together by highlighting the business value of the 7 different components at each level of Transformation maturity.


Learn the value and potential returns on investments in Note #4.

Step 5: People Drive Transformation Success—6 Critical Success Factors

There are a wide range of factors that can be critical to a successful Transformation and these can be divided into three main categories: People, Process and Technology. In this research note, we take a look at 6 critical success factors relating to People.


Discover the 6 human factors that are critical to the success of digital transformation in Note #5.


There are a wide range of factors that can be critical to a successful transformation and these can be divided into three main categories: People, Process and Technology. In this research note, we take a look at 6 critical success factors relating to People. Listen to our Transformation Journey, Notes 5 podcast, as Eric Green, Vice President, DELMIA and Adrian Wood, Director of Strategic Business Development at DELMIA, continue the discussion on the Transformation Journey Research Notes Series.

To realize a successful digital transformation, for instance, organizations need to understand key factors that are critical for success. Discover the 6 key factors involving the people in an organization that will determine the success or failure of any transformation program.

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Step 6: Transformation Demands New Processes—6 Critical Success Factors

In the previous Research Note, we looked at critical human factors that could determine the success or failure of a Transformation program.

However, changes to the Processes used to execute this Transformation can be just as important.


Learn what the 6 process critical success factors are in Note #6


In this podcast, Eric Green Vice President at DELMIA and Mike Bradford, DELMIA Strategic Business Development, continue the discussion on the Transformation Journey Notes Series. They’ll discuss Notes 6: Process Critical Success Factors.

This Research Note is focused on six critical success factors around Process. Technology and People get all the glory, but the Processes used to execute Transformation are just as critical to Transformation program success.

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Step 7 : The technological decisions driving transformation: 6 Critical Success Factors

This Research Note will focus on the technical strategies and architectural paths that Transformation leaders have used to deliver that step change.


Learn about the 5 critical success factors around technology in Note #7.