Manufacturing smart workforce - executive survey 2014-2020

This statistic displays the results of a survey measuring the share of smart manufacturing functions in the overall manufacturing workforce from 2014 to 2020. Smart manufacturing is expected to account for around 47 percent of the manufacturing workforce by 2020.

Smart workforce in manufacturing companies worldwide between 2014 and 2020, according to manufacturing senior executives

Share of the workforce
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Release date

June 2018



Survey time period

April - May 2018

Number of respondents

1,013 respondents

Special properties

Senior executives from manufacturing organizations

Supplementary notes

Smart workforce refers to employees with non-physical skills such as HMI design, data analytics, AI, apps design, and cybersecurity.
The research surveyed senior executives from the following nine countries: Italy, India, China, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, France, the UK and the U.S.
The source did not specify the age of respondents or the type of survey.
Percentages may not total to 100 due to rounding.

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