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Digital transformation as a strategy to overcome modern crises in Manufacturing
The global situation triggered by COVID-19, conflict in Ukraine, rising inflation and the shortage of raw materials is pushing the manufacturing industry to adopt new technologies.
In recent research, conducted in Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom, we asked HR managers, plant managers and production managers about the challenges and opportunities of the 4th industrial revolution.
Key Findings 关键性发现：
16.4 T$ （万亿）
全球制造业价值 Global Value of Manufacturin
Economic Relevance 经济相关性
The backbone of social and economic development 社会经济发展的中坚力量
Despite widespread instability affecting all economies, the manufacturing industry is experiencing substantial growth.
In 2021, the industry was worth 16.4 trillion U.S. dollars, a 21% increase on 2020.
Its economic importance is evident in the 17% share of the global Gross Domestic Product.
This growth is welcomed by experts, who are generally optimistic about the industry’s development and highlight two new global trends: automation and sustainability.
Smart Factory 智能工厂
The 4th industrial revolution is here 第四次工业革命已经到来
Companies have access to a wide range of technologies to automate tasks. Our results show that 84% of companies have already implemented some digital solutions. The most common are cloud computing and digital integration, followed by big data analytics and cybersecurity.
This trend is set to continue, and the global industrial automation market is predicted to grow rapidly, reaching 265 billion U.S. dollars by 2025.
22% of respondents indicated they would definitely implement digital technologies in the next five years, and 63% said they probably would.
Experts believe new technologies will increase productivity and efficiency, but will also present some difficulties, such as a lack of operator skills.
Labour Market 劳动力市场
Different roles, and a move away from physical labour 不同的角色，以及远离纯体力劳动
Labour shortage is one of the main challenges faced by Manufacturing. According to the study, 66% of companies have difficulty finding specialised workers.
On one hand, the shortage can be attributed to fewer people wanting a blue-collar career and on the other, to difficulties finding workers with the necessary skills.
36% of interviewees believe the problem lies in the outdated belief that Manufacturing involves a lot of manual or low-skilled work.
Nevertheless, 85% of experts believe that the demand for specific profiles is changing. Companies will increasingly need Data Analysts and Scientists, while factory-floor workers will be increasingly focused on setting up machinery and monitoring production quality.
Continuous Learning 持续学习
Combatting the labour shortage and upskilling your workforce 解决劳动力短缺问题，提高劳动力工作技能
Training is crucial to developing the skills of current employees, attracting new workers, and overcoming labour shortages. According to the research, 76% of experts consider continuous learning key to ensuring lifelong employability.
42% of respondents consider employee training the best solution to the skills gap, because it combines acquired work experience with new skills.
Manufacturing companies now offer training programs on soft skills, like managing interpersonal relationships, and hard skills, such as how to operate new machinery.
Specifically, 87% of the companies contacted are already planning training on digital tools.
What to expect from Manufacturing in the future?
Read more in the full report.