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The State of Industry 4.0

Author : Paige West, Group Editor

02 August 2021

Results of an interesting survey crossed my desk last month and I thought I’d share them with you. Molex surveyed Industry 4.0 manufacturing stakeholders driving advancements in robotics, complex machines, and device or control systems.

The findings reflect steady progress in the development of Industry 4.0 initiatives across the industrial automation ecosystem, including smart automation, connectivity and analytics that add efficiency and intelligence throughout the manufacturing life cycle. 

Molex commissioned third-party research firm, Dimensional Research, to conduct ‘The State of Industry 4.0 Survey’ in June 2021, polling 216 qualified participants in a variety of roles, such as R&D, engineering, production manufacturing, strategy, innovation, and supply chain management. The primary research goal was to capture data on practical real-life Industry 4.0 experiences and opinions. Overall, the survey respondents validated continued growth, potential customer benefits, and expected business outcomes emerging from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart manufacturing.

Key findings include...

Read the full article in the August issue of DPA

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