Analysts and industry experts agree: Digital disruption in manufacturing is on the horizon. Technologies like the Internet of Things, dynamic enterprise management, global supply chain visibility, and machine learning are already changing the way manufacturers produce goods and interact with customers. Further changes will continue to intensify issues and reveal opportunities. New revenue streams will emerge, as well as new tactics for engaging with customers and creating memorable experiences.
As these innovations and technologies unfold, manufacturers must decide how they will they respond. Will they boldly become early adopters of disruptive concepts? Or, will they choose the cautious route, waiting for best practices to be tested and refined?