TechValidate Research on Manufacturing Leadership

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448 Customers Surveyed

4,061 Data Points Collected

61 Published TechFacts

10 Published Charts

6 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Manufacturing Leadership Customer Testimonial

Tremendous platform to network and benchmark with peers. I have reached out to one of the solution providers from the Manufacturing Leadership Summit for further deep dive discussions around a related M4.0 topic.

Business Professional, Global 500 Chemicals Company

Manufacturing Leadership Case Study

Fortune 500 Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 automotive & transport company is based on a June 2016 survey of Manufacturing Leadership customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Manufacturing Leadership provides direction to where I should be researching and looking for solutions.”

Challenges

The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Manufacturing Leadership:

  • The company agree that the pre-arranged meetings with the Technology Partners at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit was time well spent.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Manufacturing Leadership that the surveyed company uses:

  • Believes that today’s “traditional” trade shows and/or conferences are plagued with the following problem:
    • Theoretical presentations producing two few action items and takeaways
  • Finds that the unique interactive structure of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit leads to the following benefits:
    • Access to best practices
    • Increased networking & relationship building
    • A forum which allows them to get real solutions to business challenges
    • More value overall
  • Would recommend other companies send 4 team members based on the amount of networking opportunities and range of content being delivered at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit.
  • Would be more likely to inquire about services if a solution provider sponsored the Manufacturing Leadership Summit.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Manufacturing Leadership:

  • Was able to generate 10 real business and personal relationships at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit.
  • Rates the value of content received at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit as timely and relevant.
  • Would choose to attend the Manufacturing Leadership Summit if they could only go to one external event per year.
  • Would strongly recommend this event to their colleagues and/or peers.

Manufacturing Leadership Customer Fact

Decision Makers? We have them!

A large enterprise computer software company finds that the Manufacturing Leadership Summit is unique and valuable in comparison to other sponsored events because of the ratio of decision makers in attendance, nonstop networking, and guaranteed meetings with true decision makers.

Manufacturing Leadership Case Study

Hitachi Global Social Innovation Business

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 industrial manufacturing company is based on a July 2018 survey of Manufacturing Leadership customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The value was in relationships and direct contact with the decision makers.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Manufacturing Leadership:

  • Believes that today’s “traditional” trade shows and/or conferences are plagued with the following problems:
    • Inconsistent content/presentations and a one-way push from the podium
    • Poor communication & customer service by organizers
    • Being more of a PR opportunity vs. demand generation vehicle
    • A lack of ROI

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Manufacturing Leadership that the surveyed company uses:

  • Finds that the Manufacturing Leadership Summit is unique and valuable in comparison to other sponsored events because of the following qualities:
    • The positioning of vendors as peers
    • An environment that fosters relationship building

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Manufacturing Leadership:

  • Agrees the Manufacturing Leadership Summit was instrumental to their ability to meet with desired/qualified prospects for 1-on-1 briefing sessions.
  • Would strongly recommend this event to their peers.
  • Chose Manufacturing Leadership’s Brand and Demand Solutions Practice as a trusted marketing partner for the following reasons:
    • Ability to reach out to their target audience
    • Trusted 3rd party independent brand helps to drive credibility
  • Agrees that Manufacturing Leadership Summit is the best sponsorship investment in the market.

Manufacturing Leadership Customer Research

Overall Value: Direct from your Peers

What makes the Manufacturing Leadership Summit so unique and valuable in comparison to other events your company sponsors?

Positioning of vendors as peers
57%
The ratio of decision makers in attendance
71%
An environment that fosters relationship building
71%
Nonstop networking
29%
Guaranteed meetings with true decision makers
50%

Manufacturing Leadership Customer Research

A MUST ATTEND EVENT…

What makes the Manufacturing Leadership Summit so unique and valuable in comparison to other events your company sponsors?

An environment that fosters relationship building
80%
The ratio of decision makers in attendance
80%
Positioning of vendors as peers
40%
Guaranteed meetings with true decision makers
20%
Nonstop networking
20%


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About Manufacturing Leadership

The Manufacturing Leadership Summit, now in its 10th year, is hosted by the Manufacturing Leadership Council of Frost & Sullivan. Their mission is to enable chief executives and their leadership teams to collaborate and debate with like minded peers to identify and outline tomorrow’s strategies and to create winning companies for the future. They believe that cross functional, cross industry, global networking and collaboration will enable leaders to broaden their lens, identify risks and opportunities that can make or break their companies and support better, faster decision making in today’s increasingly complex environment.

  Manufacturing Leadership Council Website