COMING SOON: Automation Alley's 2018 Technology in Industry Report

Harness the Power of Industry 4.0

Be among the first to receive a copy of Automation Alley’s 2018 Technology in Industry Report, April 30 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, as we unveil and discuss key findings of this data-rich guide to Industry 4.0 adoption comprised of observations, recommendations and action items created to help manufacturers keep pace with rapid technological changes.

For 2018, Automation Alley is working with an Industry 4.0 Research Partnership comprised of leading universities and industry stakeholders across the state to conduct research for the report, which is centered around the technology sectors transforming the manufacturing industry:

  • Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Materials
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Immersion
  • Robotics
  • The Industrial Internet of Things

To register for the April 30 event, click here.

Automation Alley's 2017 Technology Industry Report

Industry 4.0 is here. Are we ready?

In November of 2016, Automation Alley conducted a nationwide survey of senior technology and manufacturing executives to determine their knowledge of Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, and whether they are ready for the digitization of manufacturing. Industry 4.0 represents the convergence of the digital and physical technologies transforming the manufacturing industry today.

Our report highlights where communication gaps exist between technology and manufacturing executives, the lack of company resources dedicated to technological advancements and how Southeast Michigan is ahead of the curve when it comes to the development and adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies.

The Industry 4.0 Transformation

How do you expect your company’s budget for technological advancements to change in 2017?


Which technologies will improve your competitiveness in 2017?


The top barriers for technological advancements among U.S. manufacturers within their organization: 

How do you expect your company revenue driven by the manufacturing industry to change in 2017? 


Industry 4.0 Knowledge & Readiness

Percentage of national executives who have heard of the term Industry 4.0:

Is Industry 4.0 an initiative within your organization?


How much financial impact will Industry 4.0 have on your organization? 

Barriers for technological advancement in the manufacturing industry, according to technology and manufacturing executives: 



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