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8 Manufacturing trends challenging the factory of the future

Transform into an Intelligent and Connected Manufacturing Enterprise

Today’s manufacturing organizations, including CPG, automotive, aerospace, transportation and distribution, are faced with challenges introduced by Industry 4.0. The challenges of extreme automation, extreme connectivity, advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are coupled with changes to security, the nature of work and the workforce.

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84% of manufacturing suppliers expect to be challenged by new competitors1

To meet the challenges of digital disruption, all manufacturers, including top leaders, will have to adopt key trends and technologies to transform into Intelligent and Connected Enterprises.


1 Cornelius Baur and Dominik Wee, “Manufacturing’s Next Act,” McKinsey & Company, June 2015

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