Artificial intelligence and augmented reality!
We’ve all read the breathless accounts of the ways technology is going to be integrated into the supply chain — from ordering materials, to manufacturing, to delivery. But many of those predictions of integrating supply...
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Once again, we've pulled together some links to stories that caught our eye in everything from distribution and logistics to the skills gap in manufacturing and the "final frontier." Hope you enjoy!
I don’t know if it’s the time of year or what but my emailbox and Twitter feeds are suddenly filled with stories about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT or Industrial Internet) and what that means to manufacturing as we know it.
Everything we know is being disrupted. The way we buy groceries or read the newspaper (what’s a newspaper?), the way we travel and communicate. Fueled by breakneck advances in technology, disruption has made its way into every industry, including manufacturing.
You’ve heard the phrase, right? Industry 4.0…
But do you know what it means?
When you write for a living, it also means you read — a lot. It's my job to stay informed about manufacturing, specific capabilities, supply chain, logistics and other topics like robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) that fall under the technological innovation umbrella.
Consumers are a demanding bunch. They want what they want and they want it now! They also want to know where their product is at all times. Think about it: If you can implant a chip in a dog and know where it is when it runs off, why can't you do the same thing with a load of product on a ship, train or truck? Or even a specific product on a...