FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE
ML RESEARCH SURVEY 2018
How are manufacturers embracing the potential of new Manufacturing 4.0 technologies to help create more cost-efficient, responsive, and flexible factories of the future? How will those factories be organized and managed? How are companies dealing with increasing amounts of plant floor data? And what will this digital transformation mean for the competitive future of the manufacturing industry at large?
The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Editorial Department invites you to participate in our latest Factories of the Future Research Project. By taking this exclusive survey, you’re helping us understand how manufacturers are now approaching the adoption of new Manufacturing 4.0 strategies, the key technologies involved, the potential impact on production organization and management, and the challenges and opportunities along the journey to Manufacturing 4.0.
The results of this survey will be published in the February 2018 issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal (www.mljournal-digital.com).
Definition of Manufacturing 4.0
Characterized by highly intelligent, agile, information-driven factories able to respond rapidly to change by leveraging connected sensor networks and advanced data analytics, digitized business processes, and entirely new, customized smart products and services, Manufacturing 4.0 promises to touch every function and aspect of the manufacturing enterprise – from the plant floor, to leadership roles, and business models.