According to , more than three in four (76%) manufacturers have implemented digital transformation programs across multiple departments. Latest manufacturing status report from Parsec Automation Corp.71% of these manufacturers feel positive about the results of their digitalization efforts.
but, A Parsec survey of more than 500 manufacturing professionals in North America found that despite adopting new technologies, 31% of manufacturers who said they had completed their digital transformation efforts remained at large. It turns out that you are collecting some or all of the data manually.
Most manufacturers (52%) believe it is “very” or “extremely” important that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) be standard features in enterprise software solutions. However, only 34% of respondents say they are “very” or “extremely” ready to take advantage of AI/ML tools.
For 46% of manufacturers, the adoption of AI and ML solutions is hampered by the lack of appropriate experience and knowledge on their teams. Half of survey respondents report that their most difficult staffing problem is a lack of skilled applicants.
Additionally, half of manufacturers say line worker positions are the most difficult to fill, followed by quality technicians (32%), maintenance technicians (30%) and technical staff (26%). Masu.
In addition to a lack of skilled labor, commonly cited barriers to AI/ML adoption include:
- Lack of trust in AI/ML technology (39%)
- Implementation cost (33%)
- Availability of AI/ML-enabled technology (30%)
- Data privacy and security (27%)
Finally, supply chain issues remain “very” or “extremely” challenging for 36% of manufacturers, and more than half (53%) think their company is “mostly” or “very” prepared to meet these challenges. It reports that it is not in place “to some extent”. However, only 29% of batch manufacturers, including food manufacturers, define their supply chain challenges as “very” or “extremely” challenging.
For more information on digital transformation, workforce challenges, and supply chain management in manufacturing, see: Parsec full report.