Manufacturing Trends: Automation in Overdrive – Part 2

Radiocasts | May 28, 2014 by Bonnie D. Graham

Today’s buzz: Manufacturing.

Today’s manufacturers are pushing automated processes into overdrive just to be able to survive in the competitive global marketplace. But as this evolution spawns new jobs demanding specialized skills that are best performed by robots, will the factory workforce still need humans? And if yes, will people lead, follow, or stand beside their automated ‘colleagues’?

The experts speak.

Mike Yost, MESA International: “Governmental initiatives, like Germany’s ‘Industry 4.0’ and US National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, are shining a light on the importance of advanced technologies in manufacturing, but we’re still a long way away from putting the pieces together correctly.”

Kimberly Knickle, IDC: “I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.” (Marie Curie)

Jeff Jackson, Deloitte: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” (Albert Einstein)

Chuck Pharris, SAP: “The future of automation will be a shift from robots replacing humans in jobs to humans working beside robots.”

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