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    If your manufacturing business is planning for the long term, industry 4.0 should be integrated in that plan. American Machinist claimed that many businesses are focusing too much on the short term, and that they are not putting enough time into planning for the future. They said, "We need to pivot back to a long-term approach, to regain a sustainable strategy that will support younger citizens. We need long-term planning because manufacturing must always have a place in the United States." Industry 4.0 can help with longevity by keeping machines in good shape, increasing efficiency to save money, and opening up opportunities for the younger generations to get involved in the industry. 

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    Apprenticeships and internships give young people the means to enter into the manufacturing pathway.I interviewed over 40 people — elite athletes, executives, parents, clergy, media personalities, and leaders in manufacturing, education and politics — to collect their insights on vital topics such as mentorship, parenting, and the importance of manufacturing greatness in the United States.Read More

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