Enterprise Solutions: Leading in the New Normal

A newly launched NAM series with content developed by and for U.S. enterprise manufacturing companies

Adapt and Grow in the New Normal

The NAM’s Enterprise Solutions is a thought-leadership series created in collaboration with top manufacturing leaders in order to explore the most pressing challenges COVID-19 has created for large companies. Our aim is to offer exclusive insight into the considerations driving key business decisions as companies build their resilience and plan for the future.

Join our Executives for roundtable conversations, webinars, and recommended reports. We’ll focus on topics including improving forecast accuracy, implementing practical plans for digitization, connecting data insights with action, and building a customer-centric approach.

Manufacturing is the backbone of the American economy and together we can ensure the industry emerges stronger than ever.

 


Improving Forecasting Accuracy


Webinar
NAM Webinar Recording: Forecasting in the New Normal
Discover how prioritizing for customer-centric digitization to meet challenges while improving resiliency.

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Report
Benefits of a Collaborative S&OP Process
In partnership with Salesforce, IDC Manufacturing Insights examines the business impact of putting together an effective sales and operations planning (S&OP) process, particularly as the pace of change increases within the manufacturing industry.
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Whitepaper
The Forecasting Imperative
Forecasts based on historical performance are no longer relevant, and collaboration between sales teams and across the ecosystem is critical. Learn how to connect your most valuable sources of data — your partners and customers — to the forecast to navigate volatility and make more informed business decisions.
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Blog
COVID-19: An Unlikely Inspiration
As 2019 wrapped, it appeared momentum was building for manufacturers to adopt advanced technologies as a key part of their Manufacturing 4.0 journey, the next wave of industrial progress based on digitization. As we know, in February, the unexpected occurred — COVID-19 struck like a bolt of sustained lightning, upending life as we knew it.
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Implementing Practical Plans for Digitization


Webinar
Embracing Digitization in Manufacturing
Join us to get practical insights on remote work to data-driven decision-making for a consistent ecosystem.

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Blog
Digitization Doesn’t Have To Be Daunting: A 3-Part Framework for Manufacturers
Virtual is the name of the game today — here’s how manufacturers can address this challenge and thrive.
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Guide
Getting Started with Self-Service
As ecommerce and digital communications have increased, self-service has become a key component of customer-service. Learn how you can create a self-service experience for both your customers and employees.
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Report
Creating a New Future: Reimagining Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
Learn how manufacturing companies of all sizes can make key technology decisions that will result in long-term transformation into modern, data-driven, globally competitive organizations.
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Blog
5 Ways the Cloud is Transforming Manufacturing
The manufacturing sector faces a slew of challenges due to the pandemic. A survey from August found that nearly four out of five manufacturing companies expect a financial hit from COVID-19. More than half (53.1%) anticipate a change in operations primarily due to the injection of new technologies and reimagined business processes.
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Blog
The Three R’s for the Next Normal
Over just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the rules of the game for every industry. Manufacturers have found themselves in an especially challenging position. As they look toward a post-pandemic future with a potential recession on the horizon, businesses see uncertainty, worker safety, and financial and market risks as their top challenges.
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Blog
The Time to Digitize is Now
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created many obstacles for companies, enterprising manufacturers are speeding up their digitization plans to overcome these barriers. In the process, they are realizing that new digital tools can have transformative effects across their organizations.
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Connecting Data Insights with Action


Webinar
Connecting Data Insights with Action
Learn to take advantage of integration and analytics to eliminate data silos and drive smarter interactions.

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Blog
7 Steps To Unify Data and Create Connected Experiences Customers Expect
Information silos and poor data quality can bedevil the delivery of topnotch customer experiences. Here’s what to do about that.
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Whitepaper
Modern Manufacturing: 4 Ways Data is Transforming the Industry
Manufacturing is moving faster and leaner and the industry must understand the massive amounts of data from many systems to drive operational efficiencies, higher levels of service, and support. Learn how you can improve production, plant performance with self-service analytics, enhance sales and operations planning with data blending and forecasting, use real-time analytics in the supply chain and visualize and react to customer feedback.
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Blog
The Connected Enterprise Shouldn’t be Next for Manufacturers – It Should be Now
Having a Connected Enterprise doesn’t just mean systems that talk to each other and share data; in the era of COVID-19, it enables employees to work and communicate from anywhere, with minimal disruption.
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Blog
Bounce Forward Not Back
Today’s cutting edge technologies provide a wealth of opportunities for keen business leaders to optimize their production systems. But with those opportunities come a multitude of security and resiliency concerns.
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Building a Customer-Centric Approach


Blog
Information Management: The Foundation for Digital Transformation
There have been many lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among them for manufacturers is that businesses must be digital, and many are not where they need to be in their digital transformation journeys.

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Playbook
The Transformation Playbook
Conventional attitudes, silos, and legacy systems often stand between leaders and customer-centricity. Learn how you can change mindsets, connect silos, and evolve to become a more customer-centric business.
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Report
Forrester CRM Spotlight
Learn how CRM systems are revolutionizing the industry. In this thought leadership spotlight, you’ll learn: the benefits of a CRM for your CX, insights from manufacturers, and key recommendations for the future.
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Blog
An Accelerated M4.0 Future
COVID-19 has drastically increased the global pace of change. While manufacturing was already undergoing significant transformation due to Industry 4.0, COVID-19 and the ensuing recession have made it more critical than ever.
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