10 Major Challenges of Profitable Digital Transformation

By Dr. Alin Posteucă

More and more companies are lining up for the new journey of profitable digital transformation.

The following 10 major challenges of profitable digital transformation I have met in several production companies in recent months:

  1. The Lack of Real Managerial Commitment for Digital Transformation;
  2. Lack of a Robust Multiannual Master Plan for Digital Transformation;
  3. Resistance to Change at All Levels;
  4. The Lack of Total and Continuous Involvement of All Departments and Beyond;
  5. Reactive Managerial Behaviour;
  6. Poor or Poorly Defined Processes (especially the future ones);
  7. Poor or Poorly Defined Work Method (especially the future ones);
  8. Incorrect and/or Incomplete Improvement Project Implementation;
  9. Lack of a Real Pre-assessment Mechanism of the Opportunity and Feasibility of Digital Transformation;
  10. Make-or-Buy Digital Transformation.

Are these major challenges true? Which do you think are the most important? Why?

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Dr. Alin Posteucă is a consultant in productivity and profitability, CEO of Exegens® and the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts. His major research areas include manufacturing policy deployment, manufacturing cost improvement and visible profitability of operational excellence by improving productivity. His recent research includes the impact of Industry 4.0 on planning and developing synchronous profitable operations and on information systems of cost and budget in order to substantially improve the operational unit costs.

He has been actively involved in various industrial consulting and training projects for more than 20 years, delivering training/ workshop programs in Productivity, Innovation, Business Transformation and Leadership for over 5,000 participants.

He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Managerial Accounting. He has an MBA Degree and a BA Degree in Accounting and Computer Science and he is certified Public Accountant in Romania. He has published in various research journals and presented papers at numerous conferences and congresses regarding Productivity, Profitability and Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Alin Posteucă is the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts, published in four books at Productivity Press – Routledge/ CRC, New York (USA).