This paper focusses on insight into the latest trends in built asset capital project and program delivery across industrial manufacturing sectors and highlights which sectors are adopting best practice. The report reveals seven key themes and trends manufacturers must navigate to meet the affordability challenge and respond to the challenges brought by the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).
Digitalization, globalization and explosive advancements in technology are evolving industrial manufacturing and propelling Industry 4.0 forwards at an accelerated pace. This is putting fresh pressures on how the supply chain interacts and the way production and other facilities are planned and constructed. Ipsos MORI was commissioned by Arcadis to conduct research with senior property executives with varying job titles such as Heads of Corporate Real Estate, Directors of Engineering, Directors of CAPEX, Heads of Finance and Heads of REFS from multi-national companies listed in the FTSE 500 or of equivalent size in order to understand how the industrial manufacturing sectors as a whole are responding to changes in capital delivery. The research consisted of 79 telephone interviews, spread geographically as well as across automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, aerospace, FMCG, food & beverage, heavy industrials and tech manufacturing sectors.