Every single company I spoke with – from global players to small and medium-sized businesses – is recognizing the signs of the times. They all know they cannot remain competitive in the long run without developing a sensible strategy for Industry 4.0. So what is the current status of Industry 4.0 in German industrial companies? In our recent survey, 20 percent of respondents stated that their supply chains are already highly digitized. By 2020, around 80 percent of industrial companies will have digitized their supply chains.