Industrial Products & Construction Publications

We regularly publish thought leadership to help our clients understand the ever-changing industry. With a dedicated team of professionals focused on research, analysis and reporting, we aim at providing you with insightful industry perspectives.

  • Sustainability in After Sales: How can industrial manufacturers make their service offerings both greener and more competitive?
    This new Deloitte whitepaper Sustainable Service Transformation: How can industrial manufacturers make their service offerings both greener and more competitive? offered five key steps to plan and implement a sustainable service transformation, starting by redefining the future role of service in any manufacturing enterprise, gives manufacturers the insight and best practices they need to plan and implement a sustainable service transformation.
  • Manufacturing Optimization and Automation (MOA): New Tool of Smart Manufacturing
    As industrial internet, big data analysis, artificial intelligence and other technologies are deeply integrated with advanced manufacturing technologies, it is predicted by GSMA Intelligence that the global smart manufacturing market will reach USD576.2 billion in 2028. Facing the combined impacts of technological innovation and the pandemic, the manufacturing industry is accelerating its transition and upgrading to smart manufacturing. The post-pandemic era signifies that for a long time to go, the circulation of manpower, resources and goods will still be subject to limitations. From design to manufacturing, and from production line management to daily operation, how will the entire process of the manufacturing industry match each and every link of the supply chain? The only and optimal solution is to speed up automated and intelligent arrangement.
  • Construction Predictions 2022 - #1: Building cybersecurity in the Construction Industry
    Why should construction and infrastructure companies shape a resilience strategy in the age of ransomware warfare? Construction 4.0 is transforming the industry landscape in an unpredictable way. Artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics (AA) are enabling new efficiency and creating new risk management paths. Cyber-physical systems should enhance the delivery and management of connected construction facilities for both greenfield and brownfield projects. Digital security will be considered essential to avoid disruption and raise resilience.
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
    Since the dawn of the industrial age, manufacturers have been evolving and adapting in response to new technological innovations and changing market demands.T oday, the industry is moving through another evolution, one that hassustainability at its center.
  • Electrification in industrials: Transitioning to a lower-carbon future through electrification of industrial processes, spaces, and fleets
    As cost parity approaches and the focus on sustainability grows, most industrial manufacturers are moving toward the electrification of industrial fleets, processes, and spaces, in line with the broader energy transition taking place across the economy. Electrification in industrials: Transitioning to a lower-carbon future through electrification of industrial processes, spaces, and fleets was released by Deloitte Research Center for Energy & Industrials. It identifies the macro trends that are driving adoption of electrification in industrial products and the impact it is having on industrial fleets, processes, and spaces. It provides a timeframe for their penetration and offers key considerations for planning and timing investments in electrification.
  • 【Smart Manufacturing 2.0 series】Accelerating smart manufacturing - The value of an ecosystem approach
    As COVID-19 necessitates greater agility and speed, leaders should consider engaging in smart manufacturing ecosystems to accelerate digital transformation and drive results in the next normal.
    In a recent CEO poll, 85% of leaders agreed or strongly agreed that investments in smart factories will rise by June 2021. And, while economists predict that overall business investments could be low for the next three cycles, respondents in the study indicated they are directing a greater share of their factory investments toward smart manufacturing initiatives.
  • 【Smart Manufacturing 2.0 series】From one to many: Scaling the smart factory to a smart network
    The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented stress on global economies and highlighted as perhaps never before the importance of maintaining an agile supply chain and efficient manufacturing operations. Smart manufacturing systems, including industrial IoT, can play a larger role in the months and years ahead, offering organizations the ability to use their digital footprint to manage labor/ absenteeism risks, production scheduling complexities, and upstream and downstream supply chain risks. A network of smart factories could drive organizations’ overall competitiveness in the form of improved efficiencies and toplines—competitiveness that could be critical in the tough economic environment ahead.
  • [Smart Manufacturing 2.0 series] Swim, not just float - Driving innovation and new business models through Industry 4.0
    Recent events related to the pandemic have resulted in significant shifts to the global economic environment. In situations like these, many companies may choose to stay put and try to protect their positions in the status quo. However, this approach can leave companies exposed to the risk of being disrupted, as those companies that are lagging in their digital journeys may be more likely to fall prey to competitive pressures. It thus more important now than ever before for companies to focus on innovation in existing/new products and services and build new business models to enable them to thrive in the fast-evolving economic environmen
  • [Smart Manufacturing 2.0 series] Implementing the smart factory – New perspectives for driving value
    Nowadays, the strategical importance of smart factories is undeniable, as early adopters have reported operating more efficiently and driving more to the bottom line. In the United States alone, 86 percent of manufacturers believe that smart factories will be the main driver of competition by 2025. Furthermore, 83 percent believe that smart factories will transform the way products are made.
  • 2020 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook report
    This report predicts trends for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry in 2020 and anticipates the direction of technology innovation and reform, as well as business model transformation, by analyzing the current industry situation and regional characteristics of the global A&D industry, providing industry players with reference and inspiration.
  • Deloitte Survey on AI Adoption in Manufacturing
    This report explores the status quo and scenarios of AI adoption by manufacturers to provide insights into the gap between the actual and optimal effects of AI projects and identify industry trends.
  • 2019 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook
    This report drafted by Deloitte Global Aerospace and Defense team, and translated by Deloitte China ER&I industry. It explained the global A&D industry recuperated and experienced a solid year as passenger travel demand strengthened and global military expenditure continued to rise.
  • Embracing a digital future
    Its primary focus is to engage manufacturing executives in a conversation to create a better understanding of companies' journey toward designing and implementing systems that integrate data and information from disparate sources and locations to drive the physical act of producing and distributing manufactured goods. In conducting this research, we surveyed more than 200 companies operating in the manufacturing sector and conducted more than a dozen executives were interviewed on the opportunities and challenges involved in implementing a DSN. And three steps were proposed at the end for companies to take to deploy DSN.
  • Success personified in the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Four leadership personas for an era of change and uncertainty
    This year, we asked executives how they are enabling their organizations to succeed in the age of Industry 4.0, and we grouped the leaders who are making better progress within the four major areas of impact (society, strategy, technology, and talent) into personas: Social Supers, Data-Driven Decisives, Disruption Drivers, and Talent Champions. The report examined Industry 4.0 readiness in four areas: positively affecting society, shaping business strategy, utilizing 4.0 technology, and managing talent and workforce needs.
  • The Industry 4.0 paradox
    While digital transformation is taking shape in nearly every organization, paradoxes can be observed around strategy, supply chain transformation, talent readiness, and drivers for investment. Deloitte fielded a global survey of 361 executives across 11 countries, seeking to understand how companies are investing in Industry 4.0 to enable digital transformation. The report revealed a mix of enthusiasm and ambitious plans for future investment, as well as a series of disconnects between companies' plans and actions.
  • 2018 China Smart Manufacturing Report
    To get a clear picture of the status quo of smart manufacturing in China, we interviewed 153 senior executives at large and medium-sized enterprises in China for the report, seeking their views on the current deployment of smart manufacturing in their companies. Based on the executives' feedback, we identified the key challenges in transitioning to smart manufacturing and provided suggestions for how enterprises can tackle these challenges.
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here - Are you ready?
    In this report, we discuss a mix of hope and ambiguity coming along with Industry 4.0 and measure business and government readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution through four aspects: social impact, strategy, technology, talent and technology.
  • 2018 Global aerospace and defense industry outlook
    This report forecasts the growth of the aerospace and defense industry and identifies major industry trends in 2018. It also looks at the financial performance of the top 20 aerospace and defense companies in 2017.
  • Industry 4.0 and the digital twin - Manufacturing meets its match
    In this paper, we describe the digital twin—its definition, the way it can be created, and discuss how it could drive value, its typical applications in the real world, and how a company can prepare for the digital twin planning process.
  • The smart factory - Responsive, adaptive, connected manufacturing
    In this paper, we describe the concept and key features of the smart factory, and discuss how the smart factory can drive value and realize benefits, and provide suggestions on how organizations can take steps to build a true smart factory.
  • Industry 4.0 and cybersecurity - Managing risk in an age of connected production
    In this paper, we examine the production life cycle — from digital supply network, to the smart factory, and finally to the connected object, focusing on the unique cyber risks faced by each. 
  • 2017 Global aerospace and defense sector financial performance study
    This analysis provides a detailed understanding of how the global A&D sector is performing and how the sub-segments are performing relative to each other.
  • From Interpretation to Prediction - Unleashing the Value of the Industrial Internet of Things
    Recognizing the huge potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the industrial field, Deloitte surveyed 156 Chinese manufacturers to explore the present state, future trends and challenges of industrial IoT applications, including IoT solutions users and providers, and compiled this report.
  • 2017 Global aerospace and defense sector outlook
    The report reviews the sector’s performance in 2016 and outlines a projection for aircraft production for 2017 and beyond, as well as defense spending by major countries.
  • 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index
    The results of the 2016 study clearly show the ongoing influence manufacturing has on driving global economies. From its influence on infrastructure development, job creation, and contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) on both an overall and per capita basis, a strong manufacturing sector creates a clear path toward economic prosperity.
  • Service innovations in China's industrial machinery sector
    The report draws upon the findings from a survey with 198 machinery manufacturers and interviews with senior executives on their companies' service innovation efforts in order to gain a clear picture on where service innovation stands in most of the manufacturing companies in China.
  • Transforming from "world factory" to "smart manufacturing”
    An overview of the development of smart manufacturing in China based on survey findings of nearly 200 manufacturers with perspectives from both manufacturing and application of smart equipment, as well as executive interviews and secondary research
  • State of China Manufacturing (2013 Q2)
    By combining three levels of analysis covering macroeconomics to sub-industries, the report provides a more timely & accurate view on the state of China's manufacturing sector, revealing early signals for upcoming demand surge, changing market direction.
  • Five strategic choices facing China's construction machinery industry
    Strategic choices for China's construction machinery companies to compete in an uncertain market environment
  • A new stage for overseas expansion of China’s equipment manufacturing industry
    An in-depth understanding of the development trends of overseas M&As in the Chinese Equipment Manufacturing Industry and critical factors influencing M&As


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