The End of the Beginning

The ML Council’s latest Factories of the Future survey suggests that manufacturers are at the end of the first phase of their journey to Manufacturing 4.0, and are now taking concrete steps to deal with challenges and create lasting competitive advantage.


High Expectations Attend Transformative Technologies

The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s latest survey on Manufacturing 4.0-related technologies reveals that companies are expecting big things from IIoT, analytics, 3D printing and other new technologies. But few are approaching their adoption strategically.

Collaboration: A Slow But Steady Coming Of Age

Manufacturers are making significant progress replacing a legacy hierarchical organization and decision-making model with one that is based on collaboration. Technology is helping, but cultural resistance still poses barriers.