Industry 4.0 is already benefiting many businesses in the Unites States, large and small. With investment increasing from both the government and private companies, there is a lot of talk about what benefits will come from advances in this technology. JLL Real Views said, "Automation and robotics on the manufacturing floor can help improve safety, boost productivity and enable workers to focus on the cognitive aspects of their role instead of as opposed to more menial tasks that robots can proficiently cover." The US is considered to have a good outlook for its manufacturing future, largely due to automation!
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is picking up steam in warehouse aisles and factory floors around the world. As advancing technology brings the manufacturing industry closer to the vision of a ‘smart factory,’ the future of U.S. manufacturing depends on how well industry leaders play the new cards in the deck: robotics, data, automation and 3D printing—without overlooking the value of human capital. So far, the U.S. appears ready for change, earning a “well positioned for the future” nod from the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Future of Production assessment, which evaluated production structures in countries around the world. While human-free warehouses and factories are still a long way off, more sophisticated, tech-fueled automation is already becoming a standard feature of the nation’s industrial buildings. Read More