The roaring 2020s didn’t exactly start off as we all hoped. Instead of celebrating economic growth and prosperity, manufacturers have been in survival mode because of COVID-19’s ongoing logistical side effects — most notably supply chain instability, transportation challenges, worker shortages, and inflation.
Although the pandemic has been the challenge of a lifetime for most manufacturers, it’s forced many to adapt by fast-tracking digital transformation initiatives across all domains. Technologies like cloud computing, robotic process automation, low-code development, and others are at the center of this digital evolution, giving manufacturers endless opportunities to explore new solutions.
But what does that look like in practice? Read on for a look at the top seven global manufacturing trends for 2022.