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The future of manufacturing is digital and forward-thinking CIOs are facing a number of new challenges in the manufacturing industry. Even as technology delivers value, it can also create exposures and weaknesses.
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Read on to learn what’s different about today’s connectivity, how it makes factories “smart,” and why connectivity is so crucial.
Virtually thousands of tech websites, articles and videos are buzzing with the same key themes. “Interconnected platforms”. “Autonomous networks”. “Smart machines” that communicate with each other and us and make contextual improvements. Machine Learning. Artificial Intelligence. Internet of Things. All of these are part of a new wave of manufacturing improvements brought on by the so called “Industry 4.0”.
Today, all you hear about is data, data and more data. It is becoming increasing critical for leading manufacturing organization to have the ability to access, analyze and manage the vast amounts of data to stay competitive and ensure profitability.
Smart manufacturing is an emerging technology, yet its impact in just a few years has been irrevocable. Manufacturers cannot go back to traditional manufacturing methods if they want to maintain a competitive advantage.
When people talk about market disruption, they tend to define the term incorrectly. Market disruption stems from disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovation, in turn, refers to an innovation that creates a new market and value network.
Smart manufacturing is no longer the stuff of dreams or science fiction. It’s real, and it’s taking place at factories around the world. These factories are more efficient and productive as a result.