Smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0. Tomato, tomahtoe.
Whatever you call it, manufacturing is undergoing a digital transformation.
New technologies and connected networks affect supply chains both upstream and downstream, changing everything from sourcing to logistics.
In the content below, we examine the current environment creating a favorable climate for smart facilities, and the technologies shaping those changes.
What factors contribute to a climate ripe for smart manufacturing?
Smart manufacturing is a "leap forward from more traditional automation to a fully connected and flexible system," but transition barriers must be dealt with to realize value. Read More »
11 technologies set to shape smart manufacturing
New tools like 3D printing and artificial intelligence have created a paradigm shift in technology and revealed a new world of supply chain efficiencies yet to be unlocked. Read More »
Next-generation technology raises the bar for logistics managers
Experts say we've reached a tipping point for technology, shifting executives' focus beyond the factory walls. Read More »
Smart manufacturing challenges businesses to rethink sourcing
Buying sensors and software for Industry 4.0 requires a fundamental change in mindset and relationships with suppliers. Read More »