While there is some debate on what to call this revolution, the fourth or the fifth, what matters most is that it is all about making connections between humans, systems, locations, and things. The interplay between big developments, like digitalization and global connectivity with technologies like artificial intelligence and 3D printing, will create realities that were previously unimaginable.
And it is not the distant future we’re talking about. The first developments are already common practice: more people are connecting to mobile devices every day, processing power and storage capacity are going through the roof, artificial intelligence is entering your factory floors and networks, next-level robotics is knocking at your door, and everything can – and will – be connected to anything with the internet of things (IoT).
Ride the winds of change
This industrial revolution promises to bring developments that will affect the very essence of the way you work in manufacturing right to your doorstep. Not only in the way you use technology and how you manage operations but also in how you connect to customers and address environmental concerns. The biggest challenge will be enabling your employees to adapt and make these changes with you. You can ride these winds of change to your benefit if you prepare well. We invite you to make the best of the next industrial revolution with the vision and expertise of Fellowmind.