Industry 4.0 will not only improve how your manufacturing works as a whole, it will change your individuals in the field work as well. It will break down the barriers between the different departments, making the whole staff more connected. It also speeds up customization of orders, taking the stress of the individual worker and meeting the expectations of the customer. "Industry 4.0 is dawning a new age of personalised manufacturing, combining customised production with the speed and on-time delivery expectations of today’s consumers. This is the age of the customer, and customers demand bespoke products, fast." Most importantly, it lets workers focus on important tasks, leaving the tedious work to the machines.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart manufacturing. Digital transformation. Industry 4.0. Call it what you will, the current trend for automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies is transforming production lines, supply chains and product portfolios, disrupting how we produce and deliver goods today and transforming the manufacturing workplace of tomorrow. Back in 2013, an Oxford study calculated that about 47 per cent of US jobs were being fundamentally changed by computerisation, with machines and algorithms taking over manual work in the job market, as businesses sought the efficiencies and speed promised by a connected and digital work environment. Four years later, 64 per cent of businesses around the globe are successfully growing their profits, and a recent Epicor study has shown that this growth trend has coincided with over half of global businesses assigning a high priority to IT investment. Read More