The increasing use of digital information and communication technologies in all areas of life – also referred to as digitalization – opens up new opportunities for handling and using information. Thus, also for productivity management in producing companies a wide range of opportunities is expected. For getting further and more detailed information on these expectations, 74 experts of the German metal and electrical industry have been queried in an online survey in 2017. Due to digitalization, the experts estimate an average increase of productivity until 2025 of 32%. This increase of productivity is enabled by a facilitated collection, distribution, analysis and usage of data. Furthermore, the impacts on human factors and the requirements for realizing the expected benefits were queried and are described in this contribution.
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