More than ever, manufacturers are turning to smart technology to overcome challenges while making processes faster and more effective.
In our 7th annual study, over 300 manufacturing leaders share the urgent challenges facing their business and how they use technology to address these needs.
Download this year’s report to see how smart manufacturers are solving skilled worker shortages, overcoming supply chain disruptions, and mitigating risk through technology. Report highlights include:
- Smart manufacturing adoption rates increased 50% over twelve months, meaning 2 out of every 3 manufacturers are currently using some form of smart manufacturing component.
- Indecision due to an overload of technology investment options is a leading growth obstacle for the first time, with over 20% of respondents selecting it.
- While 78% of manufacturers have a supply chain planning point solution, 38% of respondents said they plan to invest in supply chain planning, indicating that their current solution is not enough.
- Over 80% of respondents for both the 2022 State of Smart Manufacturing Report and NAM’s (National Association of Manufacturers) Outlook Survey stressed the importance of attracting and retaining a quality workforce.