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plan to use generative AI by 2024
1 in 6
employees are predicted to be doing jobs that don’t exist today by 2025
will monetize their EVs by selling energy back to the grid by 2025
The world of operations is changing—see what leaders are investing in.
Digitization yields widespread benefits and boosts profits.
Last year, leaders reported increased net profits from digital investments. This year, 50% report increased safety and improved compliance as a result of digital investments.
Upskilling is critical to employee productivity and retention.
Digital workflows that guide employees through day-to-day tasks are the #1 priority leaders identified for upskilling and reskilling employees in the next two years.
The future of physical operations is connected.
Last year, 94% of leaders reported “breaking down data silos” was critical to their survival. In 2023, 70% agreed “our data is siloed, decreasing efficiency,” indicating a rapid shift towards digital, connected solutions that bring siloed data together.
Leaders are capitalizing on this moment to reimagine how they operate.Stay ahead of the curve with insights into new supply chain strategies, AI-powered automation, EV
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Macroeconomic pressures demand efficiency—making data a competitive advantage.
Supply chain strategies are evolving rapidly95% are onshoring, nearshoring, or friendshoring operations this year to increase supply chain predictability and efficiency.
Real-time data is a must have67% are increasing their technology budgets this year, suggesting that while the state of the global economy may be in flux, technology is seen as a wise investment.
Workforce development isn’t a perk—it’s a priority.
Automation adoption is acceleratingBy 2024, 91% will use automation to modernize their operations.
The future of work is rapidly changingIn just two years, 1 in 6 operations employees are predicted to be doing jobs that don’t exist today.
Upskilling is critical—and digitization is empowering employees52% report that training, upskilling, and reskilling employees to use new technologies is a top workforce priority in 2023.
Sustainability is fueling the invention of new revenue streams.
Clean fuel is the rule, not the exception58% plan to use battery electric vehicles or equipment as a clean fuel this year.
Electrification is no longer a matter of if, but when53% of fleet vehicles are predicted to be electric or hybrid by 2025.
EVs are unlocking new revenue streams62% will monetize their EV charging stations through pay-per-use or subscription charging by 2025.
“AI helps us quickly identify deviations and other infractions on the road. We are also implementing automation to send alerts to drivers and supervisors as they occur, so they can take action and prevent these infractions from recurring.”
“We have noticed large growth in the regional personnel transportation market, due to the COVID pandemic and the strong trend of nearshoring in Mexico. For this reason, we are making an investment like never before in the area of information technology.”
“The impact of Mohawk's technology initiatives has been significant, leading to improved customer service, increased driver morale, and the establishment of a strong foundation for future growth and innovation."
Shane FaulknerMohawk Industries
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