“If you want to get there, I wouldn’t start from here.” It’s easy to present beautiful visions of a digitally augmented future, full of shiny new machines (all from the same manufacturer, of course), empowered workers, and AI magic. It’s easy, but it’s often a long way from the reality facing most manufacturers today.

Energy prices are scary. Supply chain disruptions are scary. Workforce modernization and empowerment are hard. Budgets are tightening. Hardware upgrades are expensive, slow, and painful. Aligning the competing (or, sometimes worse, overlapping) visions of partners and suppliers is a never-ending headache.

Manufacturers have long-term visions and roadmaps. Of course they do. But they also have very immediate concerns. On 8 December, members of Forrester’s smart-manufacturing team will be hosting a client webinar. Join us to hear about some of the ways that manufacturers like you are putting smart manufacturing technologies to work addressing the very real and very immediate challenges we face today in 2022.

Hear what others are doing, hear how Forrester analysts are thinking about these challenges, and ask your burning questions to get quick answers … or spark new research.