Future of jobs Infographic – Industry series – Automotive, Aerospace, Supply Chain & Transport

Sifting through the huge volume of data that the internet provides can be exhausting. This may be especially true if you are not specialized in a certain field, but your job is tangent on different high-tech fields. So here you have curated findings that you can use as practical information for decision-making whether you are an expert from academia, a businessman, a government official or a proud member of the civil society. The following highlights will provide you with deep granularity for the Automotive, Aerospace, Supply Chain & Transport industry.

As companies in this field plan to adopt new technologies as part of their growth strategy, they find themselves wondering what type of technologies should they choose? While trying to implement new technologies another important stumbling block that these companies encounter is the havoc of disruption they bring about. 

So here are three aspects tackled for you. They will show you how the Automotive, Aerospace, Supply Chain & Transport industries are affected by new technology adoption, they will indicate the barriers there are to the adoption of new technologies, and they will summarize the impact of new technologies on the workforce.

First, let’s look at the way technology adoption can affect the Automotive, Aerospace, Supply Chain & Transport industry. A huge share of survey respondents from the industry indicated that, by 2022, their company was “likely” or “very likely” (on a 5-point scale) to have adopted new technology as part of its growth strategy.

Secondly, if we look at the barriers to adoption of new technologies, we can see the five biggest perceived barriers to the implementation of new technologies across the industry, as ranked by the share of survey respondents. The following graphic will show you which were the obstacles that were selected by the surveyed people that were perceived as impediments to successful new technology adoption faced by their company.

Thirdly we have the expected impact of new technology adoption on the workforce. In the following graphic, you can see the percentages representing the share of survey respondents from the industry who expect their company to have adopted the stated measure(s) over the 2018–2022 period as part of their current growth strategy.

Technological advancements are very likely to present real challenges to existing business models and practices. But hopefully, in the next years, these dynamic changes, whether they are disruptive or constructive will be the exact reason why new opportunities of growth appear.


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