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IDC Manufacturing Insights regularly interviews and surveys worldwide manufacturing organizations about their operations technology initiatives. This report summarizes this continuous research, and describes IDC Manufacturing Insights' worldwide operations technology top 10 predictions for 2013.
"On their journey toward the factory of the future, manufacturers will have to invest in a number of game-changing technologies such as additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies, autonomation, the Internet of assets, and the four IT pillars," said Pierfrancesco Manenti, head of IDC Manufacturing Insights in EMEA. "These technologies are expected to transform the way manufacturing operations are managed, adding a lot more flexibility and productivity."
Big Data analytics and discovery, Cloud computing, Mobile consumer devices, Mobility, Networks, Operations and manufacturing applications, Printers, Routers, Social networking, Supply chain management applications, Wireless and mobile infrastructure
Consumer packaged goods and retail, Discrete manufacturing, High tech, electronics manufacturing, Manufacturing, Manufacturing life-cycles, Manufacturing operations technology strategies, Manufacturing strategies, Process manufacturing