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Graham Immerman
November 27, 2017

Many businesses are either currently making the transition to smart factories or are planning to. In fact, "A survey by the Economist finds that 63 percent of manufacturing organizations is now in the midst of a transformation while another 19 percent say that they are currently developing a strategy for initiating a transformation.  A similar survey by CapGemini found that three quarters of manufacturers are implementing or planning a smart factory strategy." Humans, machines, and information are working together for optimal efficiency and safety. Have you thought about making the transition yet?

Smart Factories: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Industry 4.0Source: http://formtek.com

Cloud computing, the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, advanced Robotics, and Cyber-Physical systems are technologies becoming widely deployed in manufacturing. The trend towards this kind of advanced manufacturing is being called labels like “Smart Factories” or “Industry 4.0“. A survey by the Economist finds that 63 percent of manufacturing organizations is now in the midst of a transformation while another 19 percent say that they are currently developing a strategy for initiating a transformation.  A similar survey by CapGemini found that three quarters of manufacturers are implementing or planning a smart factory strategy. Deloitte says that “the smart factory represents a leap forward from more traditional automation to a fully connected and flexible system… A smart factory can integrate data from system-wide physical, operational and human assets to drive manufacturing, maintenance and inventory tracking digitization.” Read More

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