Manufacturers and distributors of aftermarket parts across several product categories named ecommerce as the “most significant” and “transformational” technology trend that will “impact or threaten” their business, according to a study by Servispart Consulting. The study focused mostly on United Kingdom-based companies, including many with global operations, according to Servispart Director Adrian Botham. Other trends near the top of the list include big data analytics, the provision of services along with products, internet-of-things applications and 3D printing. The study also breaks out data on ecommerce trends among several industrial groups, including automotive, energy and aerospace.