Automation Alley's 2017 Technology Industry Report

Industry 4.0 is here. Are we ready?

In November of 2016, Automation Alley conducted a nationwide survey of senior technology and manufacturing executives to determine their knowledge of Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, and whether they are ready for the digitization of manufacturing. Industry 4.0 represents the convergence of the digital and physical technologies transforming the manufacturing industry today.

Our report highlights where communication gaps exist between technology and manufacturing executives, the lack of company resources dedicated to technological advancements and how Southeast Michigan is ahead of the curve when it comes to the development and adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies.

The Industry 4.0 Transformation

How do you expect your company’s budget for technological advancements to change in 2017?


Which technologies will improve your competitiveness in 2017?


The top barriers for technological advancements among U.S. manufacturers within their organization: 

How do you expect your company revenue driven by the manufacturing industry to change in 2017? 


Industry 4.0 Knowledge & Readiness

Percentage of national executives who have heard of the term Industry 4.0:

Is Industry 4.0 an initiative within your organization?


How much financial impact will Industry 4.0 have on your organization? 

Barriers for technological advancement in the manufacturing industry, according to technology and manufacturing executives: 



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