- Survey Details: The research for this report was conducted from November 7, 2013 – November 21, 2014. It is based on online surveys conducted among Manufacturers who work in a cross-functional business leadership, corporate social responsibility, information technology, manufacturing operations or supply chain role (n=101).
- Objective: To understand where companies are on the path towards using digital manufacturing technologies (the use of digital images, 3D printing, internet of things and mobility to redefine manufacturing process).
- Highlight: Fifteen percent of respondents have a digital manufacturing strategy, 16% of those in a process industry use mobility in their owned and operated manufacturing plants and 16% of those in a discrete industry are using 3D printing to manufacture products. See the five-step process for deciding how to take advantage of these new technologies while avoiding the hype.