DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - That's why we can no longer do without it

That's why we can no longer do without it

The current change and the approach to unknown panoramas certainly represents a challenge, but the benefits that derive from the conversion of a company to digital can be long-lasting and lead to numerous advantages that have paid off over time.

Although many companies have experienced the counterproductive effects of a failure to digitize their processes on their reality, there are still many that tend not to reap the benefits. The possible consequences of a delayed adaptation to this new approach can contract one's sacrifices and results in a significant and harmful way today and in many cases preclude the business continuity of the future.

There are therefore several reasons why COVID-19 will push companies to consider a digital transformation more quickly.

Here are some of them as an example:

Remote working

If in the past for many companies it represented a risk for the inability to combine the working space with the management of leisure time while maintaining productivity and efficiency, today it is reasonable to think that we can no longer do without it.


  • To give continuity to individual companies and avoid social isolation, a large part of these have converted work to smart mode where possible.

In the future it will become increasingly necessary to implement solutions that can guarantee connectivity and collaboration, even remotely, for all possible business and production areas.

Virtual events

 

  • The inability to move and to participate in physical events has certainly paralyzed the event industry and forced to postpone many consolidated schedules. At the same time, this has triggered an opportunity to meet digitally, rediscovering a great need for training, a sense of involvement and a willingness to exchange ideas and solutions on common questions to manage the emergency and prepare for recovery phase.

 

This is showing how with digital solutions it is possible to streamline and simplify and therefore recover a lot of time to devote to other activities that otherwise would require longer and sometimes even more expensive planning.

The cloud

  • The absence of cloud solutions during COVID-19 made it difficult for many businesses to continue working, putting a strain on collaboration between colleagues at a distance.

The real-time, the visualization and streaming events, the video-conferences and much more that we’ve experienced today in mass, without cloud solutions would not have been possible.

 

The interruption of production in the factories

  • Many companies have been forced to stop their production areas drastically and unexpectedly. This has generated significant consequences on different aspects of the business, but a remote control and predictive intervention solution could in some cases have guaranteed continuity, although partial.
  • At an operational and strategic level, being able to control remotely and in real-time is a key turning point and a guarantee of continuity to deal with emergency situations, improve overall and be ready to respond to turbulence in any possible context.

An exponential and unexpected demand

  • Other sectors were instead hit by a significant increase in demand. Some have been able to respond positively and in an excellent way satisfying it in record time, but many other companies have instead felt an existential threat in this panorama.
  • The companies that had introduced Lean approaches supported and enabled by Digital were able to better manage this emergency with greater flexibility and responsiveness.

 

To light of these examples and many others that we could do, we are convinced that digital transformation can help companies to solve traditional and non-traditional problems. First of all this means doing it in the right way and integrating technology in every area of ​​business and in the intrinsic cultural approach of companies.

The path to digitalization requires a systemic process to reap the many benefits. Today more and more artificial intelligence tools have entered and will enter factories. These tools, starting from the information content of the collected data, can be merged into solutions to support and integrate the human being in order to improve production and quality processes.

When a company has the tools to identify waste sources and avoid them, it is also able to maintain competitiveness and fully exploit production capacity. This also has a significant impact on the experience of the external customer (often in those companies whose sphere is B2B) and allows companies to work successfully.

We believe that our solution can provide companies with a significant competitive advantage that is defensible over time; a digital transformation that in fact becomes part of the culture and experience of the organization, so that it can be managed in the most efficient way and reaping all the resulting benefits.

In order to successfully follow a digital transformation we propose the Lean & Digital approach of Bonfiglioli Consulting that Digibelt has helped to develop together with some Technological Partners (Exor, Orobix and Hotminds) and collaborations with the Academic world.

Find out more about our intervention model and how to get ready for emergencies and turbulences of all kinds and types.

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