This IDC Perspective analyzes 10 trends comprising the next wave of disruption in the manufacturing industry. There have been a lot of developments in manufacturing as of late, caused by the acceleration of digitization. This document discusses the impact of each trend, much of which translates into opportunities rather than threats.
"Fueled by disruptive forces such as digital transformation and Industry 4.0, a major overhaul of key business processes is needed in manufacturing. This year, we are seeing the industry moving beyond proof of concept. To support the scaling of digitization, the vendor community is working on developing technologies that do not demand expert skills. This will lower barriers to adoption, especially among manufacturers that have fewer resources to spare," said Maggie Slowik, senior research analyst, IDC Manufacturing Insights.