An overwhelming majority of manufacturing firms worldwide are looking to digitise their production processes, with 63.6% expecting to entirely or largely digitise their processes within the next five years, according to a new survey.
According to new IDC figures, around 26% of manufacturing companies are expecting a quarter of their ICT budgets to be spent on the plant floor.
In total, 43% of manufacturing firms have a process in place to examine their production process into the future.
“The manufacturing industry is back onstage in developed countries worldwide. Governments, media, manufacturers themselves, and their people are all changing their mindset with a stronger focus on production,” said Pierfrancesco Manenti, IDC Practice Director of Operations Technology Strategies. Continue To Smart Company….