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Maximizing operational potential in the smart factory

Gartner report: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for Manufacturing Industries in 2019: Smart Factory

Whether it’s artificial intelligence, augmented reality, the industrial Internet of things, or any number or combination of strategic technologies, todays’ factories are leveraging advanced tools to maximize operational potential. As to why manufacturers are making these investments, Gartner states, “Using sensors, immersive experiences, and flexible automation could provide return on investment by providing accurate information to improve decision making, shorten changeover times, or reduce costs.”

But investing in the smart factory doesn’t come without potential pitfalls. Manufacturers must ensure that technologies integrate well with business processes, the value chain, and more. In Gartner’s report, “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for Manufacturing Industries in 2019: Smart Factory,” Gartner explains how the smart factory aligns with other top strategic technology trends, and offers recommendations on how manufacturers can make the most of the smart factory. To learn more, complete the form to view the report.

Gartner, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for Manufacturing Industries: Smart Factory, Simon Jacobson, 18 April 2019