The Future of Manufacturing (2020)

Digital transformation is not simply about adding more technology into existing operations: It requires organizations to re-envision business models and embrace a different way of bringing together people, information and processes to accelerate the speed of doing business, drive growth and anticipate new opportunity. This is especially true of the manufacturing industry, where new capabilities and efficiencies are essential to keep pace with the speed of the market and the evolving expectations of customers, employees and partners.

The Future of Manufacturing is a report by business intelligence platform PSFK in partnership with global technology and service provider Microsoft. Here, we present the future state of the manufacturing industry through five forward-looking scenarios that highlight the advantage of digital transformation through the adoption of networked data, connected operations, intelligent automation and a digitally-enabled workforce. Illustrating various opportunities to drive digital-first manufacturing strategies, the Future of Manufacturing report will guide organizations of all sizes as they develop seamless, dynamic product and supply chain innovations in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. 

Published May 2020

The 30+ page report includes:  
  • Insights into the evolving manufacturing landscape and strategies for adapting to increased supply chain pressures
  • 4 imperatives for digital transformation success
  • 5 scenarios and accompanying case studies illustrating the key points of innovation across the supply chain
  • Actionable takeaways for business and information technology decision makers


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