This IDC Manufacturing Insights report discusses the importance of science-led innovation - innovation in new materials and processes - in the manufacturing industry. Discrete manufacturing companies in diverse segments are seeking an innovative edge, seeking to exploit new technologies and processes in many facets of their products.
"We see traditional companies investing in developing capabilities in areas that not long ago were considered pure science, such as new adhesives, lubricants, and noise-absorbing materials," says Joe Barkai, research VP for IDC Manufacturing Insights. "Unfortunately, many of the companies do not possess the information technology and wherewithal to manage science-led innovation - innovation in new materials and processes. To achieve a competitive edge, companies need to invest in creating a PLM framework that can handle R&D information more effectively."
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