The impact of tariffs and trade wars has resulted in several microtrends across the region, prominent among them is the migration of manufacturing from China to Southeast Asia, which has led to the creation of new business priorities. To enable and drive them, the role of technology has never been more important. Organizations are increasing looking at process gaps as the core challenge and technology-related investments around digital manufacturing and digital twins as means to address these concerns.
This IDC FutureScape covers the global and regional outlook of the manufacturing industry along with the top 10 predictions for 2020, which attempt to explain technologies as viable enablers. Each prediction is presented based on the timeline projection, complexity assessment, and organizational impact in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) region. This presentation also includes insights into regional use cases and examples as well as the regional outlook for manufacturing over the next five years.