The manufacturing sector for example, has been successfully employing
ICT innovations for many years now. According to Germany’s National
Academy of Science and Engineering and its recommendations
for implementing the strategic initiative Industrie 4.0 in the German
manufacturing industry for example, approximately 90% of all industrial
manufacturing processes are already supported by ICT1.

Digitalisation is, however, having a major impact as it is being leveraged
to improve productivity and optimise resource planning and control. By
embracing increasingly digital processes and solutions, factories can gain
a significant competitive advantage.