Manufacturing in Motion: Transforming for a New Industrial Era
Manufacturers are navigating a period of intense change as digitalization and advanced technologies transform the sector in what is often called the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. These changes add to the traditional business pressures of manufacturers, but also offer unprecedented opportunities to optimize production processes.
In July 2017 The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducted a survey, sponsored by Prudential, assessing manufacturers’ preparedness and priorities in this era of industrial transformation. The survey polled 537 manufacturing executives across eight industry segments from companies varying in size and geography.
The survey surfaced findings organized around three key themes: strategies that manufacturers are adopting in response to industrial transformation; their approaches to managing their changing talent needs; and what the most innovative and tech-forward players in the sector do differently. Learn more by downloading our executive summary, 'Manufacturing in motion: Transforming for a new industrial era' below.