Factory of the Future: Ready, Set, Now! – Part 2

September 12, 2012 by Bonnie D. Graham 0

Factory of the past vs. the future. Does Charlie Chaplin’s struggling Little Tramp in the 1936 film “Modern Times” represent today’s factory worker and the shop floor scenario?

No, according to IDC’s Bob Parker. “Recent research conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights shows that manufacturing employees care deeply about quality, and management truly appreciates their team’s skills and dedication. The age of contentious labor/management relations is over in manufacturing.”

SAP’s Mike Lackey is optimistic, too. “What’s under the water? Manufacturing is active, growing and improving like a living entity.”

The factory of the future? IDC’s Pier Manenti predicts, “Mobility will be integral to workforce engagement. The amount of network traffic on the factory floor will increase by an order of magnitude in the next five years. Persistently connected employees and assets are a fast-approaching reality.”

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