The digitalization of manufacturing is starting to come into focus in 2018. This article discusses another year’s worth of informed insights on the latest trends that will shape automation in 2018.
The Next Frontier for Manufacturing Automation
The digital revolution of business has been growing its industrial roots for generations. Multiple business functions have been digitized and refined over the years including: Accounting, Supply chain, Human resources, Procurement, Customer services, Business intelligence, Distribution management.
In contrast, however, industrial and process automation industries have not transformed at the same rate. These industries must be digitized in order for manufacturers to compete in the digital world.