New ARC Vanguard Service Provides Company-specific Support to Speed Industrial Innovation
ARC Advisory Group's new Vanguard Service combines deep client engagement, client-specific guidance, and peer networking to help executives across industry identify new approaches, better understand resource requirements, justify investments, and speed execution and scaling of industrial innovation.
Dedham, MA (PRUnderground) July 29th, 2020
ARC Advisory Group has announced the launch of its Vanguard Service. The service combines deep client engagement, client-specific guidance, and peer networking to help executives across industry identify new approaches, better understand resource requirements, justify investments, and speed execution and scaling of industrial innovation. The service is for industrial innovators, chief digital officers, vice presidents of innovation, center of excellence leads, and other industrial change agents leading digital transformation and Industry 4.0 initiatives.
“As someone who has spent the majority of my time learning what it takes to innovate and transform an industrial company, I can tell you it is critical for innovators to expand their knowledge ecosystems to continuously rediscover their humility by being exposed to the right peers and how they think,” stated Mike Carroll, Vice President, Innovation at Georgia-Pacific. “Innovation is hard, and it’s even harder for companies hard-wired to sustain and protect what they have created, but you’ll never succeed if you try to copy others or simply apply the same thinking that led to past success. Having a knowledgeable resource to help guide you through the discomfort on your specific journey and find the learnings that release success will accelerate how fast you can develop and deliver game-changing, competitive value to the organization.”
Guided Service Enables Industrial Innovators to Efficiently Identify and Overcome Digital Transformation Barriers
The Vanguard Service leverages ARC’s reach across global industrial markets as the company regularly tracks digital transformation initiatives and success. Drawing on that global reach and knowledge, the service enables clients to:
- Expand peer networks: ARC provides clients with connections to people and companies with proven digital transformation success.
- Learn and adjust: Vanguard provides a mechanism for delivering company-specific research that align with initiatives, even as they change over time.
- Galvanize the organization to execute: The Vanguard Service provides just-in-time educational sessions and workshops for leaders, business units, and personnel that will be engaged in and affected by digital transformation initiatives.
“We work with many of the world’s largest industrial companies and have found a consistent level of frustration around digital transformation efforts. These efforts often lead to dead-end investment or endless pilots, with scale and return on investment remaining elusive,” indicated Mike Guilfoyle, Vice President, Consulting at ARC and co-creator of the Vanguard Service. He added, “What separates successful companies from the rest is their ability to identify new ideas, demonstrate their value, and then quickly galvanize the organization to execute. Our Vanguard Service is designed specifically to inject speed, efficiency, and trust into that process.”
The Vanguard Service is another example of ARC’s deep commitment to expanding opportunity for its end user clients. In addition to Vanguard and ARC’s long-standing Advisory Service, the company also launched the Digital Transformation Council in 2018. This member-driven community provides a forum for engineers, supervisors, and directors of automation, maintenance, supply chain, and other operational and production processes to share experiences and strategies.
About ARC Advisory Group
Founded in 1986, ARC Advisory Group is the leading technology research and advisory firm for industry, infrastructure, and cities. ARC stands apart due to our in-depth coverage of both operational technologies (OT) and engineering technologies (ET) and associated business trends. Our analysts and consultants have the industry knowledge and the first-hand experience to help our clients find the best answers to the complex business issues facing organizations today. We provide our technology supplier clients with strategic market research, and help our end user clients develop appropriate adoption strategies and select the best technology solutions for their needs.