Presently is the age of global transformation and over the past few years, we have been evidencing changes in many aspects of our lives. To talk about its impact on the industrial sector, experts predict that manufacturing industry is going to witness a huge transformation in the near future. According to the annual Technology Landscape report by Citrix (an US-based software company), 2016 is going to be a watershed year for manufacturing industry and it shows evident signs of reinventions in different areas which include; automation, 3D printing, data analysis etc.
Experts have also explained that in the coming five years or so, a number of things are going to change! Things will get more customized and visually enticing. 3d printing along with simple electronics will take manufacturing to the point of consumption. But at the same time, they have also cleared that the breakthrough will come only when the customized part costs will be same for each unit so that million of the same parts are produced. 3D printing, print on new materials, increased affordability are some of the facts which will lead the final result. Now, it’s time to have a look at those important factors that will remain at the center of the revolutionary change:
General purpose robotics is now becoming more affordable and this is going to be one of the leading reasons for the reinvention of the industry. Inexpensive robots mean that now smaller manufacturing industry will turn to automation. This has a clear indication that from then on manufacturing job will shift around more intricate work which includes; maintain and train the robots and work on the optimizing manufacturing process.
However, this has raised the debate of sharp cur in the employment although the experts from Citrix believe that more investment on the robotics will not cause much of reduction in the employment instead, this will create new roles for the era of innovation and product development.
Globalization will play an essential role that has no doubt and the Internet-of-things will drive the industry to the verge of success. Experts believe that manufacturing industry will remain inevitably associated with data and that would need more streamlined and efficient operation that can be achieved with this significant approach.
Genuine research has revealed that IoT will connect more than 30 billion machines in 2020 which will create $1.9 trillion added value by that time. Furthermore, the benefits will comprise maintenance of machinery, supply chain visibility and most importantly – bridging the gap between production and corporate level.
Marketing and personalization
Even at the recent past, manufacturing and marketing were two separate industries while the former one used to develop products and the later one would pick those up for completion. However this requires no explanation that manufacturing needs to pay sincere attention to the marketing from the very beginning.
The companies are looking for ways to present their products in a distinguished approach and this needs personalization of their product’s manufacturing and packaging too. This would be an effective way to differentiate from competitors.
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