- March 22, 2021
- White Paper
6th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing Report
By Plex Systems
Participants in a recent global survey of nearly 300 manufacturers recognized the importance of smart manufacturing for agile decision making, process automation and greater efficiency. This study from Plex Systems, in collaboration with Hanover Research, explores how manufacturers can use technology to address today’s challenges and take advantage of long-term opportunities.
The data reveals a clear need for smart manufacturing technology in order to address current challenges, especially those created or heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most manufacturers are currently using at least some components of smart manufacturing to achieve their business goals. Whether manufacturers build a complete, integrated system or focus on a few key tools or processes, smart manufacturing helps organizations solve business challenges and become more competitive.