The Inevitability of Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing is the inevitable outcome of a data-driven world where ubiquitous connectivity is breaking down barriers. Is your manufacturing enterprise ready to move into the future? Explore this five-layer roadmap on how manufacturers can adopt smart manufacturing technologies, processes, and practices.  

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  • Creating a Smart Manufacturing Roadmap
  • What Manufacturers and Suppliers Need to Do Now
  • The Need for New Skills and Cultural Change
  • Preparing for the Smart Manufacturing Future

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Smart Manufacturing is a Journey of Connectivity



Smart Manufacturing connects your ecosystem of designers, producers, factories, suppliers, and customers.


Implement automated, integrated, monitored, and continuously evaluated processes.


Leverage self-identified components and equipment, and broadcast information from those components.

"Traditional manufacturing is like an old desk phone, while smart manufacturing is like the iPhone in your pocket." 

- TOM HENNESSEY, Author, "The Inevitability of Smart Manufacturing"