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Successfully deployed IIoT projects can improve overall equipment effectiveness by 22% and labor utilization rates by 10%. Before companies can realize a return on their IIoT investments, however, they need a complete and unbiased understanding of the market, backed by reliable data and insights, so that they can make the best decisions for their organization.

Keep pace with the most dynamic aspects of manufacturing technology through our leading research on Industrial IoT, digitalization and connectivity. Find highly detailed data and insights to support your strategic decisions on emerging developments and technologies, such as 5G, machine connectivity, Manufacturing Execution Systems, IIoT readiness/benchmarking, Edge networking and compute, and many more. Our analysts welcome the opportunity to partner with you on your go-to-market strategy, technology adoption uptake, competitor and partner landscape analysis, market outlook and trends, and manufacturing application case studies.

Analyst Insights View All (38)

  • Syed Mohsin Ali | October 03, 2019
    EMO is the world's leading tradeshow on metalworking technology and takes place every two years in Hannover, Germany. In 2017 the event was visited by roughly 130,000 people over the course of six days and about 8 billion Euro worth of deals were signed. However, this year it won't be the case, as the show opened amid an economic slowdown.
  • Francois Bassil | August 21, 2019
    Enabled by the convergence of High Power Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Generative Design (GD) can dramatically shorten the product design process by reducing the number of iterations needed, bringing products to market faster, and making them lighter and cheaper. Using this technology, Airbus was able to cut 45% or 30kg of the weight of an A320 partition part, helping reduce its carbon footprint by saving more than 3,000kg of fuel per year.
  • August 02, 2019
    Leveraging intelligent machines and advanced analytics, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can enable significant improvements in production and boost operational efficiency, proving truly transformational for industrialization.


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Reports View All (5)

  • The 4th Industrial Revolution: Understanding the Impact on Manufacturing Operations
    Fabio Raffo | October 14, 2019
    This research aims to find answers to how manufacturers should leverage the potentials of the industrial revolution to review the sustainability and effectiveness of their manufacturing operations. Key recommendations are supported by a survey shared with worldwide manufacturing leaders.
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  • Greg Johnson | September 30, 2019
    This is the first edition of the Discrete Industrial Sensors Report. Comprehensive analysis is presented for the global discrete industrial sensors market by region, county, and key verticals with detailed analysis on 14 different sensor types. Revenue, shipment, and pricing forecasts to 2023 are also provided.
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  • Alex West | September 09, 2019
    The purpose of this research is to understand in which technology areas further investment is needed, and how this varies by different company demographics to ascertain which types of companies are leading and lagging.
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Analysts View All (5)

  • Icon Senior Principal Analyst, Industrial Technology, IHS Markit
    Alex West leads Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 research at IHS Markit. As part of the Manufacturing Technology group, Mr. West tracks the impact of transformative technologies on the industrial sector. This includes analysis of both end-user trends and requirements, as well as market sizing analysis, and vendor and ecosystem solutions.
  • Icon Senior Research Manager, Manufacturing Technology
    Within the Manufacturing Technology Group at IHS Markit, Mark manages a team of analysts producing highly detailed annual market statistics for discrete automation, capital equipment, industrial communications, smart manufacturing, switchgear, industrial robotics and vertical machinery markets.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Manufacturing Technology, IHS Markit
    Syed Mohsin Ali is a senior research analyst in Manufacturing Technology group at IHS Markit in Munich.
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