A new generation of technologies is transforming the manufacturing sector into a highly connected, intelligent and productive sector. Modern manufacturers are now much more than just manufacturers. They embody the thread that connects all stages of a product's life cycle.This report examines six emerging trends in the manufacturing sector that allow manufacturers to implement smarter operations and accelerate their processes. Discover how:
IT systems merge with operational technologies, while companies invest in modern technologies and transform themselves by adopting new business models.Manufacturers are migrating from product-based models to service-based models, offering their customers more options and greater flexibility.Connected intelligence, like AI and machine learning, is creating a new generation of manufacturers.Technological advances are paving the way for new opportunities to improve manufacturing processes, support for employees, as well as the creation of innovative new products.A new generation of highly educated employees is forcing companies to rethink their priorities.A polarized and highly politicized environment makes it difficult for companies to plan for the future.