4 Forces Driving The Future Of Manufacturing

4 Forces Driving The Future Of Manufacturing
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PSFK's newest study, The Future of Manufacturing, explores four disruptors that are influencing the manufacturing world of tomorrow

PSFK Labs
  • 5 july 2017

In PSFK’s newest study, The Future of Manufacturing, we’ve explored the ways that digital technologies are augmenting manufactures’ performance capabilities and customer service opportunities. The following are four disruptors that are influencing the manufacturing world of tomorrow.


Below is a snapshot of the insights provided in the Future of Manufacturing report. Click here to download the full free report, with expert insights, key scenarios and enabling technologies. 

Accelerated Market Speeds

Because today’s consumers have a wealth of products to choose from, they are actively searching for high-quality items that are certain to bring value into their lives. Amidst this increasingly competitive environment, manufacturers are facing an increased pressure to output new, innovative creations at scale, which means that every stage of product development needs to be quick, agile and research-informed.

2. Modular Production Expectations

Modern manufacturing networks have been partially automated for some time, helping accelerate production lines and manufacturing processes. However, with an influx of bespoke designs and customizable parts, manufacturers not only need to enable mass production, but also mass customization.

3. Data-Dependent Operations

Manufacturers with an intimate knowledge of their operations are far more capable of refining or adjusting their operations than those who don’t. With an influx of cloud-connected technologies, manufacturers are switching their approach from reactive to active solutions.
 
4. Proliferation Of E-Commerce Platforms

The monolithic rise of digital purchasing channels has disrupted typical fulfillment and delivery logistics. Now, manufacturers must take into consideration a new node of production factors—from additional fulfillment channels to alternative warehousing distributions

Click here to download the full free report, with expert insights, key scenarios and enabling technologies. 

The 30+ page report includes:

  • Insights into the evolving manufacturing landscape and how to prepare for increased supply chain pressure
  • 5 forward thinking scenarios illustrating the digital landscape
  • 10 trends shaping connected manufacturing
  • Four industry disruptors influencing makers
  • Actionable takeaways for business and information technology decision makers

In partnership with Microsoft, PSFK presents the Future Of Manufacturing report, an opportunity playbook that explores a new era of supply chain management and the technologies that enable faster, more agile manufacturing operations. Tune into psfk.com for a 10 week in-depth look at expert insights, key findings and detailed scenarios, or download the full report here.

In PSFK’s newest study, The Future of Manufacturing, we’ve explored the ways that digital technologies are augmenting manufactures’ performance capabilities and customer service opportunities. The following are four disruptors that are influencing the manufacturing world of tomorrow.

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