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AdvancedManufacturing.org


We asked: How is digital technology or smart manu-


facturing currently perceived within your company? While 24% said it is seen as a positive investment for


strategic growth and 25% said it is a necessity to remain competitive, 12% said they would “wait and see” what other experience and 35% said it was not yet a company priority. Yet most of those surveyed see value in digitizing


manufacturing. We asked: What do you personally believe are the


3 most powerful benefits that digital technology solu- tions/smart manufacturing delivers to your industry? (Check the top 3)


There is a clear market divide when it comes to implementing these technologies, too. While 42% of companies with more than 500 employees have done so, roughly 20% of companies smaller than that have done the same. We asked: How far along is your company in terms of adopting digital technology/smart manufacturing solutions?


Only 11% said they had implemented and were using


digital technology/smart solutions. And only 16% said they were “currently implementing” these things. A whopping 30% said they had not yet started on anything. The companies that have implement-


ed smart technologies have found the move has met or exceeded expectations. Those surveyed cited a number of


barriers to pursuing smart manufactur- ing technologies. We asked: What do you feel are the primary barriers that prevent or show the adoption of digital tech- nologies or smart manufacturing? (Check all that apply.) “Lack of knowledge/understand- ing of solutions needed” was cited by 54% of those who took the survey. “Cost” was also cited by 54%. Af- ter that, “uncertainty of benefits/no


We asked those taking the survey who were imple- menting or had implemented and were using digital technology/smart manufacturing solutions: How would you assess against your expectations for ...


quantified data” was cited by 46%, and “lack of skill set to oversee and manage implementation” was cited by 30%. More than 25% said “lack of corporate leadership to lead and plan a smart manufacturing strategy” was to blame. And 17% said data security concerns were the issue. Exactly who should be responsible


for getting this big shift in approach to manufacturing accomplished is still being sorted out. We asked: What specific roles do


you feel should be leading the effort for the successful adoption of smart manufacturing? The biggest response (44%) cited


“corporate/general management, while 23% said “engineering” and 13% said “production.” Single-digit percentage re- sponses included “product design/R&D,” “quality,” “IT” and “purchasing.”


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