2024 State of Smart Manufacturing Report

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How global manufacturers are harnessing emergent technology to maximize workforce potential, reduce risk, increase quality and deliver sustainable growth

The 9th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing Report from Rockwell Automation shares insights from our largest survey group yet, with more than 1,500 manufacturers in 17 countries describing their current state, biggest challenges and goals for smart manufacturing in the year ahead.

While manufacturers face challenges such as inflation, high energy costs, and skills shortages, the survey results illustrate optimism and a readiness to embrace new technologies. Here are just a few highlights:

  • 85% have already invested in or plan to invest in Generative AI
  • 98% have a sustainability policy in place and energy management is rated as their top concern
  • 94% expect to maintain or grow their workforce as a result of smart manufacturing technology adoption

How does your organization compare to these and other benchmarks? Download the report to learn more.

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