Driving Manufacturing Efficiency in a World of Disruptive Technology
76% of manufacturers will increase their use of smart devices or embedded intelligence in two years. While technology can be beneficial and necessary, the key to success will be the ability to distinguish between what is new and what is useful. This eBook provides expert insight and real-life examples of how to best leverage technology to increase efficiency. Disruptive technologies are causing companies of all sizes throughout the global manufacturing industry to realign their business and operational models. Recent research shows that 55% of businesses globally have already transitioned to Industry 4.0, ushering in the age of what is known in the US as “Smart Manufacturing.”
There are some notable global discrepancies within the sector:
- North America and APAC are leading the charge on using data-driven insight to deliver a competitive edge
- Globally, bigger businesses are further ahead with adopting new technologies than smaller ones At the same time, some challenges are ubiquitous.
There is a perceived shortage of talent across both technical skills and digital competence. Finally, businesses report that legacy systems and the requirement for manual reconciliation between management information systems have a negative impact on efficiency.
If you are not yet on the route to transitioning, you need to find an expert who understands the sector and its challenges with a comprehensive view of what’s next for the industry.
The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance can help. Drop us a note and let know about your situation.