D I A L O G U E
Novelis VP Bea Landa
believes manufacturing is at a turning point in creating a sustainable circular industrial economy for the future.

S U R V E Y
Spurred by the need for agility and flexibility in a time of crisis, manufacturers appear determined to accelerate their investments in digital technologies.

Transformative Technologies In Manufacturing

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TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Manufacturers have trouble keeping up with new technologies but they still have faith in them.
By David R. Brousell

THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF PLANT DIGITAL TWINS
Manufacturing has become the shock absorber for much of the disruption that companies have faced during the pandemic. Agility in planning and scheduling the factory has never been more important and yet has never been more difficult.
By Matt A. Brown and Jim Ashby

ENABLING ‘TECH INTENSITY’ IN AI
Artificial intelligence is a major component in manufacturing transformation projects, but using the technology to invent new digital capabilities that will create competitive advantages requires a disciplined use case approach.
By Jomit Vaghela

5G AND SMART MANUFACTURING
As companies advance along their journey to smart manufacturing, 5G communication technology promises to overcome the current networking constraints hindering the creation of more effective real-time, high-volume, and secure data-driven applications.
By Dr. Jay Lee, Moslem Azamfar,
and Marcella Miller

AN ACCELERATED M4.0 FUTURE
Manufacturers scramble to digitize in immediate response to pandemic strains, but the payoff could be greater down the road.
By Eskander Yavar

THE THREE Rs FOR
THE NEXT NORMAL
Harnessing digital technologies to reimagine workspaces and the workforce, create more resilient operations, and refactor innovation across the enterprise will help determine which manufacturers thrive and survive in the post-COVID world.
By Sath Rao

INDUSTRY 4.0: A REALISTIC APPROACH FOR DISRUPTIVE TIMES
Prioritizing technology investments in a new normal.
By Alma Rashid and Michael Wesely

BOUNCE FORWARD, NOT BACK
How resilience strategies can help manufacturers survive and thrive.
By Thomas Luck, Robert Zepernick,
and Sandy Abraham

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INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: THE FOUNDATION FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Manufacturing’s path to post-pandemic success.
.By Tom Leeson

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Predictive Opportunities Ahead

Targeted automation projects harnessing predictive analytics will help manufacturers become more efficient, agile, and flexible while maintaining great quality, believes Haemonetics SVP Josep Llorens.

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The Reckoning

As manufacturers prepare for an explosion of data over the next few years, they will need to learn fast and embrace new analytical technologies, internal structures, and corporate cultures to turn that data into meaningful business-changing predictive insights, according to a new MLC survey. But many struggle with organizing around the data opportunity and developing ROI models.

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