The Manufacturer’s Annual Manufacturing Report is the barometer for the UK manufacturing industry. Are manufacturers unlocking the full benefits of digital transformation?
understand they need to adopt digital technologies to prosper.
1 in 4
have digital technologies on their radar, but are unsure how to implement them.
think the workforce is more engaged when working alongside machines rather than operating them.
Manufacturing plays an important part of the UK economy, with the industry making up 11% of GVA, 44% of total UK exports, 70% of business R&D, and directly employing 2.6 million people*.
The Manufacturer’s Annual Manufacturing Report 2019, in association with PwC, surveyed UK manufacturers to understand the mood of the sector during a time of unrivalled disruption. It remains an exciting time for organisations to capitalise on the opportunities technologies offer, so we’ve taken the opportunity to drill into the detail around manufacturers adopting digital smart factories technologies.
Transformational digital technologies can help organisations improve efficiency, reduce cost or create new business models that can drive competitive advantage. The opportunity is huge but for manufacturers to capitalise on it requires a clear strategy and strong leadership.