Smart Factories: Changing Dynamics of Industrial Manufacturing and its Impact on M2M & IoT
The manufacturing industry has turned the corner and it's on a clear path towards smart factories. Many have already come to realize the value of unparalleled manufacturing experience and robust business processes and how it can positively impact a manufacturer's competitive position. This study will provide an overview of the essential elements and trends that will shape the future of smart factories. It will also discuss the impact on the core areas of manufacturing such as, supply chain, design, warehousing, production, quality and maintenance. It will also provide an analysis on the role of enabling technology such as sensors (intelligent and embedded sensing technology), robotic and automation, M2M/IoT and others. This study will provide answers to the following questions that are on the top of mind of several that participate in this market which include: - Why are manufacturers, technology enablers and analysts always having this conversation about smart factories and what is driving adoption? - What are some of the perspectives from companies looking to deploy elements of smart factories? - What will change fundamentally with smart factories and M2M/IoT?