Few sectors have had to evolve as much as the automotive industry over the past few years. Manufacturers in the automotive sector must balance quality with profitable growth all while navigating challenges like increased consumer demands and supply chain disruption.
Rockwell Automation, in association with Sapio Research, surveyed the broadest audience yet to create the 8th annual edition of the State of Smart Manufacturing report.
Findings show that manufacturers have taken advantage of technology to increase productivity and boost efficiency – but there is still room for growth.
- #1 drivers for the acceleration of digital transformation are minimizing costs and improving quality
- 31% of automotive manufacturers surveyed either plan to or have already invested in AI and machine learning technologies
- 23% of operating budgets are spent on technology
- 85% of automotive manufacturers expect to maintain or grow employment as a result of technology adoption
ABOUT THIS RESEARCH
This report is based on the responses of 197 managers and executives from automotive manufacturers, automotive supply manufacturers, and electric vehicle manufacturers in 13 countries.
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