As a production company, your can no longer ignore it: your customers expect custom-made products, delivered quickly and preferably without having to pay more. If you succeed in meeting these wishes, you'll be a step ahead of the competition. Current production systems, however, have been designed to produce large quantities of exactly the same product. Custom-made products at the price and speed of mass production is an enormous challenge. Industry 4.0 and the associated digitalisation of product development, products and production processes are part of the answer to this challenge.
That's why, in 2017, we conducted a survey to get a clear view of the current state of play in the industry. In September 2019, we launched a follow-up survey of which the results are available now.