More resilient than ever, automotive manufacturers have increased their ability to adapt to an ever-changing technological landscape. Case in point: Global automotive manufacturing has officially returned to 100% of pre-pandemic production levels despite a 10% reduction in skilled labor workforce.
Over time, manufacturers have taken advantage of technology to increase productivity and boost efficiency – but there is still room for growth.
- 88% of automotive manufacturers view smart manufacturing as important to the future success of their organization
- 40% of automotive respondents expressed interest or are actively evaluating new solutions
- 61% of automotive respondents are “very” or “extremely” interested in supply chain planning solutions with machine learning/AI
About this research
This 2022 research from Plex Systems and Rockwell Automation surveyed more than 300 manufacturing leaders across the globe. Findings revealed how manufacturers are addressing major challenges facing the industry today. In particular, automotive manufacturers faced extreme adversity including the sweeping impact of the global pandemic and the continued chip shortages. In this edition, we break down the data on how automotive manufacturers are using – or plan to use – technology to address those challenges with technology.
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