“It is evident that digital transformation affects many sectors. Thus, digital transformation for large or small-scale corporations, institutions and companies is becoming a necessity rather than a choice. For this reason, many sectors and workspaces continue to take firm steps towards digitization. We witness these effective and powerful transformations and changes, particularly as parts of technological developments, at industry and agriculture sector. The milling sector also has to adapt to new developments in the digital transformation and embrace these developments”
- Digital Transformation Consultant, Me Consultancy
In recent years, with the acceleration of technological developments, the world has begun to enter a digital transformation. This transformation, which affects and changes personal and work life in almost every way, also influences the formal structures of circumstances. The world is now more “smart.”
This transformation does not digitize only the world; it creates virtual individuals and societies. Those who can comprehend these innovations and changes and learn the skills of these changes can focus more on the work they do and achieve. The concept of the digital world also leads to the definition of new workers. The digital world also includes working family members, freelancers and other concepts related to these. For the past decade or so, an important group has begun to use this space effectively. Therefore, the process of this digital transformation also creates a new kind of digital worker. This type nurtures and improves digital transformation. Thus, the number of people that are open-minded and adaptable to this new digital transformation is expected to increase.
Turkey’s place in digital transformation
Recent developments in internet and its usage reveal the new traditions of the digital world. This new world identifies a new era that affects a wide range of area from our ideas and habits to our purchasing behaviors. This new world order and the structural transformation of the world change and transform all individuals and institutions. Turkey has been a part of this changing order. The development of digital world has affected many sectors in Turkey and facilitated the transformation.
As Turkey wants to keep pace with this development, we witness that many local and global institutions take steps within the digital transformation. In line with this transformation, many institutions and organizations, which have competed in different sectors, take steps to improve their digital infrastructure and begin to organize around this infrastructure. The number of companies that perform such studies in the direction of digital transformation in our country has been increasing day by day.
The concept of digitization, which has been affecting all processes of business life, will affect institutions, organizations and companies whether they are local or global, small or big. In the context of globalization, which is a necessity of the fourth industrial revolution, digital transformation is a necessity for all sectors.
It is evident that digital transformation affects many sectors. Thus, digital transformation for large or small-scale corporations, institutions and companies is becoming a necessity rather than a choice. This change and innovation, a kind of evolution, has affected Turkey as well. For this reason, many sectors and workspaces in our country continue to take firm steps towards digitization. We witness these effective and powerful transformations and changes, particularly as parts of technological developments, at industry and agriculture sector.
Innovative state of the oldest industry
Turkey has an important place in the production of wheat and is one of arbiters in the flour export. Turkey has been the leading country in the flour export six consecutive years. Similarly, within the context of this transformation, Turkey wants to take the gilt off the ginger of this digital transformation in the milling sector, one of the oldest industries. Thus, the digital transformation, a necessity for all sectors and workspaces, and new business structure as a result of this transformation appear in different dimension in the milling sector, one of the oldest industries in the world.
There are about 710 mills in Turkey. With the influence of the Agriculture 4.0, the milling sector, which is open to development and innovation, continues its development in the digital transformation. Turkey, which is in an important position in the world’s exports and wants to maintain this position it holds, places great importance on this area. Digital transformation, which is a must and necessity of the Internet of Things, is an indispensable point for the milling sector, which is aware of the positive effect of digitalization on sectors.
It is vital to keep pace with this transformation for the milling sector just like for every sector. Turkish businesses that do major work both locally and globally are the representatives of our country in this sector worldwide. The infrastructure work of these companies and the organizational structure they create around this work are among the most important factors reinforcing the strength of the industry. The milling sector, which embraced this production mode and kept pace with digital industry era, has to adapt to new developments in the digital transformation and embrace these developments in order to protect Turkey’s position in the export.
Senior level’s full support to transformation is important
What needs to be done for companies that want to invest in digitalization is that they have to jump into this transformation when they feel ready for transformation and have to acquire the senior management’s full support. The digital transformation does not mean only incorporating technological changes. It also means to be innovative in all fields. When digital transformation begins, digital strategies, first of all, must be defined. Secondly, technological infrastructure in line with strategies must be founded. Thirdly, business forms should be simplified in required departments. Also, it is required to take maximum precautions in security. There is too much work here for HR departments. People that can keep pace with change should be hired and the existence workforce should go through trainings. Personnel should get every support. It is important to remember that this process cannot be completed within a day. People need to share their experience in this respect and should give feedbacks in certain periods.