Intense competition and increasing customer expectations is nothing new for manufacturers.
Remaining competitive has caused many established manufacturers to extend globally, entering new markets and managing increasingly complex supply chains and operations.
Decentralized, digital manufacturing – how are manufacturers dealing with the changes of today's world?
The inflection of new digital technologies such as the IoT, AI and augmented reality are initiating the convergence of plant floor operations with IT, changing manufacturing cycles to ignite innovation, create more efficient operations, reduce downtime and improve worker productivity.
As an example, Texmark Chemicals is digitalizing their end-to-end process flow, targeting reduced downtime, improved plant safety, and new services to their toll manufacturing clients
Air compressor manufacturer Kaeser Kompressoren has turned insights from IoT product data into an innovative air-as-a-service offering for its industrial clients.
In a sport where split seconds make a difference, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport uses track analytics to inform the digital design and simulation process and ultimately win more races.
In today’s world of changing trade dynamics and environmental considerations, we are interested in understanding how manufacturers are preparing. Will the same thinking that spurred digital transformation initiatives define the path forward?
If your organization is part of the manufacturing and distribution industries, we welcome your participation in a survey HPE is conducting in partnership with Industry of Things World Berlin.
The results will be made available to survey respondents and presented during the Industry of Things World press conference. Professor Neil Gershenfeld, Director of The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT and Kirk Bresniker, Chief Architect and Fellow, HPE Labs will discuss the potential impacts and how to prepare for new trade realities now.
If you would like to take part and get a full copy of the survey findings, you can participate here.
Other activities that might be interesting for you when attending Industry of Things World Berlin:
Adaptable factories, decentralized manufacturing, digital fabrication – which strategies and technologies do manufacturers apply to survive and thrive in a post-global world, shaped by new nationalism, individualization, prosumers and environmental scrutiny? Press and media representatives from Europe and the globe have been invited to be the first ones to get insights into the official report on the global industry survey“The Versatile Factory – How Do Manufacturers Deal with Trade Wars?”as part of this year’s Industry of Things World Conference.