Targeted automation projects harnessing predictive analytics will help manufacturers become more efficient, agile, and flexible while maintaining great quality, believes Haemonetics SVP Josep Llorens.
The Shape of Things to Come The future state of manufacturing is envisioned as a highly efficient, high-tech engine of mass customization. But competitive advantage will flow only to those companies that master the use of advanced technologies and orchestrate change well.
David R. Brousell
Visions of the Decade to Come
Customized, autonomous, micro-networked, localized, AI-rich, modular, and more sustainable? What will global manufacturing look like in the decade to come? Members of the MLC’s Board of Governors share their unique perspectives on the future of manufacturing in 2030.
By Paul Tate
The reality is that end-market disruption is only going to increase. If you want to play a pivotal role in shaping the American economy for the next decade, you need to consider how to face that disruption with strengthened innovation and vision.
By Jerry Gootee, Mark Heidenreich,
Mitali Sharma, and Addison Lanier
Consumers have more choice now than ever. Why wouldn’t you use readily available data from today’s increasingly connected customer to anticipate their needs, drive innovation, and earn their loyalty?
By John Barcus
Middle managers have been a part of organizational hierarchy since humans started working together. But that role must change as traditional manufacturing transforms to a data-driven digital engineering model.
By Kevin Prouty
Manufacturers must prepare the human workforce now to work alongside increasingly collaborative, even sentient, robots.
By Sath Rao
What new skills, roles, teams, or new internal functions will manufacturers need in 2030?
By Jim Hefti
Customized manufacturing is what customers demand, but getting there requires building a connected end-to-end value chain.
By Shruti Gupta, Jason Alexander and Ron Beck
Today’s version of artificial intelligence is at risk of undercutting the power of knowledge.To free this important technology, here are 10 recommendations that will enable AI in manufacturing operations to prosper.
By Jim Davis
Tomorrow’s manufacturing will require faster innovation, along with more complex models and operational processes.
By Eric Green
By 2030, spatial computing applications that precisely locate and map 3D movements to improve operations and maximize the multiple interactions between humans, machines, objects, and working environments will become ubiquitous.
By Steve Dertien & Will Hastings
Prepared for a cyber war? As cybercrime targets proliferate, manufacturers will need an army of cybersecurity experts to repel the hackers. MxD has identified 247 cyber roles that manufacturers need to consider.
By Chandra Brown
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