Digital transformation is fascinating because it acts quickly and gradually at the same time.  The main improvement in this year’s manufacturing digital transformation is that more companies are starting to realize its importance. They are also beginning to adopt it.

The companies that concentrate on manufacturing acknowledge the effect of connecting with the Internet of Things (IoT). With them are the consumers who demand high-quality products constantly, available to them immediately. The pressures of quality, cost, and efficiency will always be there. The only way to survive this evolving manufacturing industry is to adopt IoT.

Here are the most significant technological trends that will continue to get bigger in 2020:

  1. 5G. The advancement of connectivity to 5G is going to make business a lot better for manufacturers. With it, they can decrease latency, implement more real-time methods of communication, and elevated bandwidth. 5G can help manufacturers use their smart tools more. They can bring their smart working ecosystem to life through their centralized tracking, sensors, quality inspections, and cloud saving, just to name some.
  2. Everything is predictive. With the use of predictive analysis, data, and AI, experts say that manufacturers can lower their anticipated outages by half. With the help of predictive analytics, manufacturing companies can comprehend how their machines run and why they sometimes break down. When they do, they perform enhancements that will prevent those failures in the future. Present-day manufacturers are functioning in so many unknown scenarios and risky environments. Numerous global factors affect output and with predictive analytics, manufacturers can make less risky, smarter, and quicker business decisions from the maintenance of their machined to the optimization of their supply chain; from product quality to the delivery of goods. All of these decisions affect the entire experience of customers.
  3. More AI, Less I. As anticipated, there will be more digitization in every industry. The adoption of IoT by manufacturing companies applies in consumer goods, retail, martech, and healthcare. The coinciding connectivity and data provide a valuable understanding that is transforming the means by which manufacturing companies operate. Also, a huge percentage of IoT projects involve artificial intelligence (AI).

Alongside 3-D printing and other advanced technologies, the enormous trends in manufacturing digital transformation will result in cheaper and faster prototypes. They can even pave the way to safer, more efficient training.

The connectivity of the current products allows consumers to voice out their demands more quickly. This pushes the changes in manufacturing further this year. Add to this the transformational 5G, AI, and IoT, which will motivate manufacturers to do more this year and in years to come.