Report: Majority of Manufacturers Expect to Embrace IIoT by 2022

September 1, 2017

Zebra Technologies Corp., a provider of connected hardware, software and services, has released the results of its 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study. The study reveals that a majority of manufacturers expect to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies in the immediate future in order to enhance visibility and improve quality. By 2022, the study notes that:

• 64 percent of the respondents expect to be fully connected.

• One-half of respondents expect to adopt wearable technologies, with 55 percent of current users expecting to expand their usage over the same period.

• 51 percent of respondents plan to expand the use of voice technology.

• Only one-fifth of respondents expect to continue using manual processes (e.g., pen and paper) to track important manufacturing steps.

Zebra surveyed 1100 decision-makers who influence technology purchases across North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Sixty-three percent of survey respondents cite tracking as the core focus of future technology adoption, with a blend of technologies expected to be deployed.

The full report is available at

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See also: Zebra Technologies Corp.

Technologies: Sensing/Electronics/IOT


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