Manufacturers worldwide are accessing a wide range of financing techniques to invest in new-generation manufacturing technology. Of these, the most widely used non-loan finance technique is asset finance. Manufacturing CFOs reported that keeping pace with technological change which will allow them to capitalize on benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a major challenge. These drivers of success help manufacturers achieve important business benefits and improve competitive positioning in the marketplace. Access to a wide range of financing techniques, including asset finance, has therefore become a strategic need for the manufacturing CFO in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Learn the insights of manufacturing CFOs from 13 countries on the role of finance in the new-generation manufacturing environment. Key drivers of success are - intelligent financial management. - new-generation technology. - increased operational efficiency. - raised production capacity and/or flexibility. - more competitive pricing.