The global manufacturing industry is entering an era of radical change. Driven by new, transformative cyber-physical technologies, manufacturing companies around the world are now envisioning a future state for the manufacturing industry that will change the rules of competition, how work will be performed, how companies will be organized, and how leadership must lead.
Following the major historical industrial transformations driven by steam, electricity and electronics, we term this future state: Manufacturing 4.0.
Imagine highly intelligent, agile, information-driven factories that can respond rapidly to change. Envision connected sensor networks and advanced data analytics, and entirely new, customized smart products and services. Realize new potential for leadership and enterprise value.
Manufacturing 4.0 promises to touch every function and aspect of the manufacturing enterprise – from the plant floor, to leadership roles and business models.
Participate in the conversations that are shaping the future of manufacturing. Join us at the 13th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 12 - 14, 2017 for Manufacturing 4.0 in Action.