Category: Manufacturing

Losing Sleep over Your Digital Manufacturing Strategy? You’re Not the First

Manufacturers are all a-twitter over digitization. Everyone knows that it’s coming, everyone knows they need to get a handle on it and more than a few are wondering if, when, why and how. The wholesale transformation can be daunting concept – until you realize that manufacturing isn’t the first industry to go digital. Manufacturers can look at what their colleagues in marketing experienced and be heartened by all the good that’s come with digitization.

On Your Marks: The Race to Global Manufacturing Leadership Is On

Made in China 2025 was launched in May of this year and from where I sit, it represents an inflection point for US manufacturers. The investment around the world in fulfilling the vision of the factory of the future signals that the race is on to lead how those operations are run. New technologies, including smart, collaborative robots are here – the roadmap for exploiting them isn’t. First mover advantage only lasts so long, and those who wait will find themselves left behind….

Factories of the Future: A Conversation With Jabil’s John Dulchinos

Recently, electronics manufacturer Jabil Circuit launched its Blue Sky Center, a state-of-the-art facility designed to help customers engineer growth in a world of change. Automation is a key component of the center – with programs to help customers with design-for-automation, as well as, share expertise in deploying flexible automation. I was fortunate to be at the grand opening…