Report 10 Jun 2024

Trends and Status Quo of the Digital Factory – a Use Case Analysis - InBrief Analysis - Worldwide

Lighthouse factories provide multiple concrete proof points for the relevance of different use cases. Moreover, the analysis of their top use cases illustrates trends and the status quo of the digital factory model.


Management Summary


Trends in Digital Factory Use Cases

  • From industrial data visualization and analytics to control towers and decision support systems
  • From individual solutions for computer vision to standardized tool kits for accelerated adoption at scale
  • From predictive maintenance to AI-enabled predictive quality
  • Digital twin simulations, 3D printing, AI, and vision technology help make changeovers of production systems more efficient
  • From AI-supported to digitally automated manufacturing tasks, processes, and operations
  • From AI-supported to autonomous planning and scheduling
  • From energy management to smart microgrids
  • The first value-generating use cases around the industrial metaverse and GenAI are emerging
  • Summary and Conclusions

PAC’s Recommendations

  • Recommendations for IT providers
  • Recommendations for IT users