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The Pros and Cons of Digitalization

Digitalization, or the use of technology to improve how work gets done, may be the wave of the future. But at Bossard, we understand how the process can be fraught with challenges and uncertainty. To make informed decisions about this path, check out its pros and cons.

Digitalization Pros

Digitalization offers the following benefits:

  • Increased Productivity. While digitalization centralizes data, it allows retrieval from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone in your plant. Information goes to where your employees need it and exports to other applications for analysis, which can provide better insights. Your workers don’t have to go searching for what they need and entering it many times into different physical locations, which can cause errors. The result is efficiency, time savings, and better productivity.
  • Better Customer Experience. With your customers spending more and more time in the digital space, it makes sense to offer them seamless access to the same information that you have. Purchasing becomes easier for them and you when your employee intervention becomes unnecessary. You also analyze your customers’ digital patterns to offer them experiences tailored to their needs.
  • Optimized Supply Chain. Digitalization optimizes your supply chain by reducing the time it takes to fulfill customer requests and request restocking. Leaner manufacturing reduces your time to market.

Digitalization Cons

The following are some of the challenges of Digitalization:

  • Implementation. Investing in digitalization takes plenty of time and money. But you can mitigate the effort by digitizing one area at a time step-by-step rather than transforming everything at once. You will still see immediate benefits even if you take a piecemeal approach.
  • Employee Uncertainty. Your employees may be eager to embrace the advantages of digitalization, but they may be uncertain about how they will learn the necessary skills. Through our digital tools, Bossard can customize its training to each employee’s learning style and give them the support they need to succeed.

Want more information or help on digitalization for your organization? Please contact us today at provenproductivity@bossard.com.

The Pros and Cons of Digitalization by
May 22, 2020

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