In South East Asia, every manufacturing business is interested in what digital transformation could mean for his or her business. They believe digital transformation is key to future competitiveness, growth and agree that it will deliver better business results. Despite the fact that there is an awareness of the importance of digital transformation in South East Asia, this has not yet fully translated into reality. Majority of the companies in the region are still not fully on board, suggesting that the digital transformation race has really only just started in South East Asia.
Tindaro Danze, VP and Division Lead for Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives (Siemens Vietnam) :
We are now in 4th Industrial revolution also known as Industrie 4.0. Every revolution in the past had brought upon the need for manufacturers to evolve on their offerings to adapt, survive and thrive. Digitalisation is a concept and every company will have their own vision of how they want to improve on their processes. Companies do not have to invest heavily at once to revolutionise their factory. The journey towards digitalisation varies based on factors such as type of company and industry, as well as country where is its based in.
Manufacturers in South East Asia are faced with tougher competition and more challenges, whether they are local small and medium enterprises with small facilities or multi-national corporations with bigger facilities. Companies are looking to increase competitiveness in the market and become stronger players in the regional and global markets.
Bisheng Liu , VP, Digital Factory Customer Services, ASEAN (Siemens Pte Ltd):
Consumers are experiencing a higher demand for customised products to meet their specific needs. We have digitalisation concepts for companies across various industries. We propose effective technology improvements to help customers optimise their manufacturing processes, and digitalise their assets and machineries to enable analytics to better manage operations on a facility-wide level...
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Credits: International Metalworking News for Asia