Research+Strategy, Innovation, Industrial Design, Engineering
Armed with various methods and proprietary analytical tools, RKS navigated the complex segment environment in China and Southeast Asia. RKS’ research and strategy teams conducted extensive research to analyze the complex manufacturing ecosystems in the region within small, medium and large factories across different production processes. RKS’ P/A mapping and other analytical tools helped reveal gaps in existing industrial solutions, which were complicated, disparate, and not scalable over time. Close collaboration with Intel and industry experts helped project potential end-states within the category, define the value KPIs desired by key ecosystem participants, and discover solutions and resources which could contribute to over- coming challenges for achieving the ideal factory.