The Future of Nordic Manufacturing
Nordic manufacturing companies are critical to the economic health of our countries. They are very reliant on public business consultants to help them with automation and digitisation as they can help kick-start their journey towards a better use of new technology. Due to the volume of information and the rate of technological change, it’s increasingly difficult for public business consultants to stay current on the latest technologies, processes,innovations as well as methods to help companies.
We are looking for new ideas and proven solutions from the public and private sectors that can enhance the knowledge and skills of our public business consultants across the region, and also enable the sharing of best practices and methods of helping companies, so they can better advise manufacturing companies on how to meet the challenges of the future.
A good solution can take many forms. It could include digital elements like new technologies/apps/expert communities, offline solutions like forums and training strategies, or a combination of these elements. If you for example have a solution that has worked in another industry or one you’ve been a part of, we’re very interested in knowing more about it.
It is important that you explain how your solution adds knowledge, skills or methods to business consultants, and how best practice methods might be shared between the consultants, so that they are better equipped to help manufacturing companies. Your focus could be on these subjects, though not limited to:
- How to identify and motivate relevant manufacturing companies to initiate (new) projects on automation and digitalization.
- How to identify areas (processes and functions) within the company where implementation of automation and digitalisation is relevant and has the greatest potential
- How to finance the project. E.g. how to establish a solid business case or diffuse knowledge on different lending models (e.g. shared risk models)
- How to point the companies towards relevant technical advisors who can help them implement the needed equipment.
We’ve invited contributions to this challenge from private companies and consultancies, technology companies and start-ups, university students and the general public. We believe it’s important to get perspectives from around the business ecosystem so we can find the best possible solution. We’re looking for you to draw from your personal experiences in crafting your solution.