Predictions Report

Predictions 2021: Smart Manufacturing

October 28th, 2020
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Business and technology leaders in asset-intensive industries like manufacturing have had a difficult year. But the pandemic showed how emerging technologies like augmented reality (AR) and additive manufacturing (3D printing) can help in an emergency, and now manufacturers must work out how their ongoing use will change the way organizations operate. They’ll demand greater visibility into their networks of suppliers and partners, sharing data to ensure that supply chains are more resilient and doubling investment in sourcing transparency. In this report, we explore Forrester’s predictions for smart manufacturing in 2021.

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