According to a recent article, posted by Industry Week, there are distinct signposts helping to predict the factory of the future.
Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, or the Digital Enterprise are a few of the interchangeable names to describe the evolving factories. Regardless of the fluid names one thing appears clear, “Manufacturing is experiencing the fourth industrial revolution.” – IW
A combination of operational technology and information technology is helping to drive the fourth revolution. According to a SCM World report now is the right time to invest in the Internet of Things.
Huffington Post reported documented results of early adopters of smart manufacturing
- 82% reported increased efficiency
- 49% reported fewer product defects
- 45% reported customer satisfaction gains
For more information on the Factor of the Future click here to read the full article.