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Global Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Market: Introduction

Digital transformation in manufacturing is a process of using digital technologies to create new- or modify existing- business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements in manufacturing. Industry 4.0 is the major revolution in manufacturing and is expected to transform production and reshape businesses, creating greater efficiency and better relationships between producers, suppliers, and customers.

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Global Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Market – Dynamics

Cost Competition

Competition among players operating in the global manufacturing sector has increased. Cost and production efficiency is the key to penetrate the market specifically in Asia Pacific, due to price-conscious consumer behavior. The importance of offering products at competitive prices has increased across industries, with China being the world-leading manufacturer of inexpensive products. In order to efficiently manage the production, deployment of digitization in manufacturing is driving the growth of the digital transformation in manufacturing market.

Increasing Demand for Automation in Manufacturing Processes among SMEs

In the competitive market scenario, SMEs are adopting automation in their manufacturing process. Small & medium enterprises (SMEs), specifically those in North America and Europe, are adopting digitized software within the manufacturing process. The evolution and investment in Industry 4.0 by governments is driving the growth of the digital transformation in manufacturing market.

System Infrastructure and System Downtime Hampering the Global Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Market

Incorporation of digitization in the manufacturing process leads to increase in system downtime. This can hamper the global digital transformation in manufacturing market during the short-term forecast period. In several countries of Asia Pacific, production systems are not compatible with automated manufacturing process. This can increase the cost incurred to the manufacturer to deploy compatible systems in the organization.

North America to Dominate the Global Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Market

In terms of region, the global digital transformation in manufacturing market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to dominate the global digital transformation in manufacturing market during the forecast period, as adoption of multiple and advanced digital technologies by SMEs and large enterprises manufacturing units is higher in the region compared to other regions.

COVID-19 Impact on the Global Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Market

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to adversely impact the global digital transformation in manufacturing market for a short-term period. This is attributable to lockdown in countries of Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific, which hold 75%–85% share of the global manufacturing industry. Major applicability of digital transformation in manufacturing highly relies on a 24 hour production process. The pandemic is projected to hamper the global digital transformation in manufacturing market for the next 1–2 years with the shutdown of manufacturing units across the globe.

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Global Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Market – Competition Landscape

  • In February 2020, Baker Hughes (NYSE:BKR) and announced the launch of BHC3 production optimization, an AI-based application that enables well operators to view real-time production data; project future production in a better manner; and optimize operations for increased oil and gas production.


Established in 1981, AspenTech is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts (the U.S.). It is a leading supplier of software used for optimizing asset performance. AspenTech uniquely combines the process modeling expertise with Big Data machine-learning. The company majorly provides the solution to oil & gas, chemical, engineering & construction, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods industry

Global Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Market: Segmentation

The global digital transformation in manufacturing market can be segmented based on:

  • Enterprise Size
  • Industry
  • Region

Global Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Market, by Enterprise Size

Based on enterprise size, the global digital transformation in manufacturing market can be divided into:

  • Small & Medium Enterprise
  • Large Enterprise

Global Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Market, by Industry

In terms of industry, the global digital transformation in manufacturing market can be segregated into:

  • Chemicals
  • Food and Beverage
  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverages
  • Semiconductor
  • Others (Government, and Public Sector, etc.)
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This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.

Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

  • Customer Experience Maps
  • Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
  • Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
  • Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey

The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.

Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.

1. Customer Experience Map

The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.

2. Insights and Tools

The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.

3. Actionable Results

The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.

4. Strategic Frameworks

The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.

The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:

1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?

9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?

10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

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