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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Manufacturing 2019 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Manufacturing 2019 Predictions

Most of our predictions refer to the continuous changes and aspirations of global manufacturing players. The predictions in this document will guide their technology investment and priorities. To consolidate their strategies in smart manufacturing, they can leverage these predictions to plan a cohesive and integrated strategy with specific timebound objectives and targeted investments. The predictions are founded on a set of chosen representative drivers depicting the existing economic environment that is periodically adjusted and revised to reflect changes in the geopolitical stability and business atmosphere. This IDC study examines IDC's top 10 predictions for the worldwide smart manufacturing industry in 2019.According to Lorenzo Veronesi, research manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights, "Today, we see three main drivers for smart manufacturing: a renewal in perspective that places the factory at the center of business initiatives, the fact that data are going to be everywhere in the production process, and lastly, the understanding that people and machines will have to work together and not in opposition. These trends are opening a window of opportunity for companies willing to differentiate though superior factory processes."

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Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By 2020, to increase speed, agility, efficiency, and innovation, 80% of manufacturers will need to extensively restructure, placing data at the center of their processes
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Prediction 2: By 2023, the need for complex integration and collaboration in smart manufacturing will have driven more than 50% of manufacturers worldwide to actively participate in testbeds
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Prediction 3: Driven By the need to turn more data into value, 40% of manufacturers will have employed a cloud platform that crosses traditional IT boundaries and integrates operational technology by 2022
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Prediction 4: By 2019, over 50% of manufacturers will have begun to incorporate governance models to integrate IT and OT, thus expanding the IT skills of OT users as these two domains continue to converge
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Prediction 5: In 2019, demand fluctuations and mass customization needs will drive 35% of manufacturers to consider augmenting factory capabilities using customer, connected-product, and social media data
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Prediction 6: To deliver complex products through networked processes, by 2022, 75% of G2000 manufacturers will have established digital platforms to unify product and manufacturing process data
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Prediction 7: By 2021, 20% of G2000 manufacturers will have digitally connected at least 30% of their robots to a cloud platform to improve operational efficiency and agility
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Prediction 8: By 2021, machinery OEMs will have become key suppliers of IT applications for the shop floor for 50% of manufacturers, giving these OEMs a clear competitive advantage
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Prediction 9: By 2020, 30% of manufacturers will have increased investments in blockchain and open standards by 50% to improve M2M transactions and processes, such as traceability, maintenance, and customer orders
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Prediction 10: By 2021, 60% of manufacturers will have empowered shop-floor workers with AR/VR, intelligent apps, and co-bots, thus achieving productivity gains of up to 7% and more attractive work environments
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ADVICE FOR TECHNOLOGY BUYERS
EXTERNAL DRIVERS: DETAIL
Next Chapter of DX — Technology-Driven Transformation Altering Business and Society
The Race to Innovate — Speed of Change, Delivery, and Operations Separates Thrivers and Survivors
Platforms, Platforms, Platforms — Industry Competes for Innovation at Scale
Sense, Compute, Actuate — Turning Data into Value
Emerging Autonomy — Learning to Live With AI
Rising Customer Expectations — More Convenience, Customization, and Control
Reimagining the Material World — Revolutionized Processes Expand Technology Reach
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