Every day, we navigate a complex landscape: aiming for increased profitable growth without sacrificing quality; building greater resiliency and agility; stretching to make operations more sustainable; and tackling workforce and supply chain challenges simultaneously.
What can we learn from our common struggles? And how can we leverage global trends to reach our own goals? This research spotlights one common thread: the need for technology to mitigate risks, open up new opportunities, and remain competitive.
More than one thousand manufacturers surveyed in the 8th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing Report show us the current state of technology in global manufacturing, their biggest challenges, and the future of the industry. Tap into key trends in the research findings, like:
- Almost 2 times as many respondents say they lack the technology to outpace the competition, compared to last year’s survey
- 97% of participants reported that they are using or plan to use smart manufacturing technology over the next 1-2 years
- More than two-thirds of manufacturers believe technology can be very helpful, or extremely helpful, in addressing workforce challenges
- More than 50% more manufacturers are using Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence compared to last year
About this research
The 8th annual edition of the State of Smart Manufacturing Report from Rockwell Automation, in association with Sapio Research, surveyed the broadest audience yet, welcoming a more global population that represents the modern manufacturing industry. This report has expanded in scope from previous years, with quadruple the number of respondents across 13 of the top manufacturing countries.
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