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Dec 2016 - IDC PeerScape - Doc # CEMA41981916

IDC PeerScape: Robotics Practices in Central and Eastern European Manufacturing

Authors: Martin Kuban, Ina Malatinska, Lorenzo Veronesi

This IDC PeerScape aims to help CIOs and production and supply-chain leaders understand the issues that their CEE manufacturing peers have faced during implementations of robot systems, and to formulate effective strategies to augment their operations with robots. This study is based on a combination of existing IDC expertise, discussions with robotics vendors active in CEE and with manufacturers attending the International Engineering Fair in Brno, Czech Republic, and a series of in-depth follow-up interviews with the leaders of manufacturing companies based in CEE.

"Robots are not a new phenomenon for CEE manufacturers, but it is the new capabilities and greater availability of robot systems that bring new opportunities for advanced automation. This is as true for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as it is for large manufacturers. A surprisingly high number of robotics use cases examined during our research produced interestingly rapid ROI — starting from as low as 3 months, averaging below 12 months, and not exceeding 24 months." —Senior Research Analyst Martin Kuban, IDC Manufacturing Insights (CEMA).

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