Manufacturers Cite Data as AI Hurdle

Sweden’s Hexagon says manufacturers worldwide are facing significant challenges to AI implementation from data quality and availability. Issues that hinder digital twinning and automation, negatively affectiing collaboration, productivity, and time to market.

The industrial services conglomerate’s study of CIOs at 500 manufacturers finds that nearly 40% categorize their companies as “laggards” in automation. Despite recognizing the benefits of better collaboration, respondents say their design and manufacturing teams lack synergy.

Overall, data-related challenges affect 97% of those surveyed for the vendor by US research consultancy Forrester. The report suggests action steps for AI implementation and the benefits to be realized in light of the findings.