The smart factory will give manufacturing businesses a new competitive edge, but a connected, automated business starts with connected basis systems and processes. Do you have the fundamentals connected in your business to cater to the connected customer and be a digital champion?
In this article Kevin Bull, manufacturing and ERP expert, tries to distill the current trends in manufacturing and describe the three most important trends that should be actioned for a future proof, digital business.
There is no single technology (“the web”) that will drive the change of the future. There is a mixture of technologies: AI driven Smart analytics, big data, mobility, social media, Internet of Things and smart embedded devices.
Today, the walls of the corner office have fallen. Along with Millennials entering the labour market, technology has overtaken the exchange of knowledge and admiration has disappeared. This imposes new requirements to the manager including a significant change in leadership style.