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World Leaders Get Ready For Coming Industrial Revolution

January 28th, 2016 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Uncategorized

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is an era of automation, constant connectivity, and accelerated change, in which the Internet of Things meets the Smart Factory,” says Arianna Huffington in a great review of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Her Huffington Post blog is worth reading…  

Harley-Davidson CEO to co-host Smart Mfg Summit

December 22nd, 2015 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Uncategorized

CEOs will also meet at Chief Executive’s 4th annual Smart Manufacturing Summit, on April 6-7 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to discuss key strategies, tactics and opportunities in 21st Century manufacturing revolution.

World Leaders Meeting To Catalyze Next Industrial Revolution?

December 17th, 2015 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Uncategorized

At Davos 2016 in a few weeks, the world’s top business, political and intellectual leaders will learn more about how factories of the future could reshape global economies in the next decade or two and create trillions of dollars or euros or yuans in new economic wealth for those companies and nations that take advantage of this coming industrial revolution….

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Smart Mfg Could Even Revive U.S. Clothing Industry

December 14th, 2015 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Uncategorized

IF “Automation is King!” — robotic sewing machines could bring back the “Made in the USA” label on our clothing.  That sounds like a nice theory, right?  The U.S. garment industry has been given up as dead for decades — but if automation can revive it, it can certainly revive any industry. Could new “lights out” totally-automated clothing factories also save the rapidly…

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Automation is King! in the next wave of Globalization

December 11th, 2015 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Uncategorized

  Over the coming decades, a labor shortage in China will force U.S. multinational businesses to remake their China operations or pack up and leave. This change will start the next chapter in the history of globalization, “where automation is king, nearness to markets is crucial and the lives of workers and consumers around the world are once again scrambled,”…

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Smart Manufacturing transforms traditional factories from cost centers into profit centers that progressive businesses will strategically invest in to increase sales.

Traditional factories are cost centers.  They make more and more stuff – while increasingly cutting costs.  Consumers love buying all this affordable stuff.  But to keep up with their demands, businesses have had to lean production to bare bones.  Some relocated to lower cost regions, and others even totally outsourced their production capabilities.

A new era of 21st century Smart Manufacturing will optimize plants and supply networks by starting to transform them into profit centers.  Progressive businesses have already begun gathering information and manufacturing intelligence by investing in highly automated and IT-driven production.  This manufacturing intelligence enables the factory floor to become a profitable innovation center. 

Early adopters foresee a smart manufacturing model flexible enough to respond to global consumer demand and bring to life innovations such as the electric-powered car or other game-changers.  Flexible factories can be more quickly reprogrammed to provide faster time to market today and the next generation of mass customization.  Smart manufacturing marries information, technology and human ingenuity to bring about a rapid revolution in the development and application of manufacturing intelligence to every aspect of business.  It will fundamentally change how products are invented, manufactured, shipped and sold. It will improve worker safety and protect the environment by making zero emissions, zero-incident manufacturing possible.  It will also enable an interconnected, efficient global industrial ecosystem.

This website is dedicated to taking you on the manufacturing industry’s transformational journey as smarter processes and sustainable practices deliver greater efficiency and excitement – whether you are a consumer who wants better stuff, a manufacturer who wants to learn how to make more money, or a talented individual who wants a great 21st century career.  You’re in the right place!

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