1. How is your company positioned for the big changes that lie ahead in the manufacturing sector?

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* 1. Which region are you based in?

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* 2. In which region is your company headquartered?

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* 3. In which region(s) are your products sold?

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* 4. What is the size of your company?

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* 5. Which department do you work for?

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* 6. Which manufacturing sector(s) best describes your company?

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* 7. Which of the following best describes your role?

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* 8. Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing are hot topics on the manufacturing agenda. How well do you think these topics are understood in your organisation?

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* 9. How far would you say your company has progressed towards implementing an Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing strategy?

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* 10. How important is Industry 4.0 / Smart manufacturing to your company?

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* 11. Which of the following areas do you think will have the biggest impact on your company´s performance in the next 2-5 years? Rank the following areas.

  Not important 2 3 4 Extremely important
Increasing the speed of innovation and time-to-market
Meeting customer demand for highly configured and customised products/solutions
Competition from low-cost countries
Improving manufacturing efficiency, e.g. through the use of robotics
Better lead generation and lead prospecting
Navigating legal, regulatory and compliance requirements
Attracting and retaining skilled staff

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* 12. What is the role of business intelligence and big data analysis within your company?

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* 13. What do you think are the biggest challenges when implementing Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing in your organisation?

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* 14. How important do you think these technologies are/will become for your company’s future success? Rank the following areas.

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IoT (Internet of Things)
Predictive data analytics ("big data“)
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Augmented reality and Virtual Reality
High-performance computing
Advanced robotics
3D printing
Advanced materials (e.g. nano technology)
M2M communication (machine-to-machine)

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* 15. In order to digitalize the sales process, many manufacturers choose to implement CPQ (configure price quote). How would you rank the importance of the following capabilities in a CPQ solution? 

(Note that you can rank and change order with drag and drop)

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* 16. Has your company started to digitally transform the way you sell your products (in order to create an individualized buying experience)?

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* 17. In what way do you keep yourself informed about trends and find information?

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