Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring - Low-Cost Digital Solutions for Manufacturing SMEs: A Catalogue of Digital Solution Areas
The aim of this paper is to present a catalogue comprising a set of digital solution areas associated with operational challenges that are relevant to a majority of manufacturing small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The working catalogue has been developed in consultation with over 100 manufacturing SMEs. The working catalogue describes 59 solution areas identified to the end of 2020. Out of all participants in the study, 86% ranked one of the top 5 items in the catalogue as a key priority for their business. These findings can help increase accessibility to digitalisation for manufacturing SMEs.