Plot your course to keep your competitive edge in Manufacturing.

Your business needs a smarter, more flexible way to respond to changes in technology, in the manufacturing industry and in your business. We can help you create a dynamic technology roadmap designed to help you pivot and adapt quickly.

Transformation based on large-scale projects is inherently flawed.

Flexibility is more important than ever for businesses operating in the digital economy. That’s why traditional methods based on implementing large-scale technology projects no longer work.

Today’s challenges demand smaller projects that can spin up fast, with the flexibility to adapt to new priorities. When business conditions change, your business has the ability to pivot and refocus.

Why Manufacturing Needs a New Digital Strategy

In the past decade, advances in technology have enabled supply chain and manufacturing operations to become significantly more efficient. In fact, companies that have embraced these technologies early are already seeing a 7% revenue growth advantage over their peers, according to McKinsey & Company.

The challenges presented by the current pandemic will only serve to create a deeper divide between manufacturers that have just started to digitize versus those further ahead on their digital journeys.

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Change Your Approach. Not Your Priorities.

NTT DATA Business Solutions consultants with deep knowledge of the manufacturing industry and SAP technical expertise work with your business to get a full understanding of your challenges, threats and opportunities. This analysis is used to identify your best opportunities to benefit the business, and a preliminary roadmap is created and prioritized to address the most urgent needs first.

How Mature is Your Business?

NTT DATA Business Solutions offers an Industry Insight Discovery workshop that is designed to stack-rank your business against peers in the manufacturing industry. Based on this analysis, we provide recommendations for your business to address gaps and get your business on the technology curve. Output from the analysis includes:

  • Presentation of your strategic roadmap
  • KPI identification and solution benchmarking
  • Positioning your business for optimization through leveraging SAP solutions

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What Drives Value for Manufacturers?


  • Improve cycle time for new contract creation
  • Improve on-time delivery performance
  • Increase revenue growth with better product personalization
  • Reduce days to close annual books
  • Reduce onboarding time for field sales representatives
  • Reduce order fulfillment lead time
  • Reduce time to create a configured quote
  • Reduce time to market for new products
  • Reduce time to steady-state production volume
  • Reduce transportation planning cycle time


  • Improve environmental safety and compliance
  • Improve product traceability
  • Increase % of projects on time, budget and scope
  • Reduce audit cost
  • Reduce financial exposure risk
  • Reduce non-compliant external workforce spend
  • Reduce non-compliant services spend
  • Reduce risk of quality non-compliance


  • Improve demand forecast accuracy
  • Improve sourcing savings on direct spend
  • Improve sourcing savings on indirect spend
  • Improve supplier/external partner compliance
  • Improve tactical sourcing savings
  • Improve user compliance
  • Increase capacity utilization
  • Increase cash forecast accuracy
  • Increase financial forecast accuracy
  • Increase first-time resolution rate by field service technicians
  • Increase profit with product personalization
  • Reduce days in inventory
  • Reduce revenue loss due to fulfillment issues
  • Reduce revenue loss due to stock-outs
  • Reduce rework cost
  • Reduce uncollectible accounts receivable write offs
  • Reduce unplanned downtime or outages


  • Increase revenue from cross-sell/up-sell
  • Increase sales forecast accuracy
  • Increase service revenue from new business models
  • Reduce data integration cost
  • Reduce engineering change cost
  • Reduce inventory carrying cost
  • Reduce manufacturing direct labor cost
  • Reduce manufacturing overheads cost
  • Reduce service and support cost
  • Reduce time to fill
  • Reduce total logistics cost
  • Reduce total manufacturing cost
  • Reduce transportation spend
  • Reduce warehouse management cost


  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Improve social collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Improve targeting of training
  • Improve time to full productivity of new hires
  • Increase employee engagement
  • Reduce customer churn

Let's build your roadmap, together.

Our Industry Solution Principals bring unique insights into the processes and requirements of your industry. We understand the dependencies, limitations and opportunities of todays’ and tomorrow’s technologies, and will bring the best of SAP’s industry innovations to add value for your business.

Together, we’ll build a roadmap designed to help you tackle your most urgent business challenges, with the flexibility to reprioritize as business conditions evolve.

Ready to Get Started?

Let us know when you’re ready to explore building a dynamic roadmap tailored for your business.

We’ll take a deeper dive and build the best roadmap for your business, together.

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