What makes or breaks a new technology in manufacturing? The answer lies in how employees respond to the technology, how it benefits overall production value and if it can be leveraged directly to protect the business and consumers simultaneously.
At the onset of 2016, we identified key trends to watch for in manufacturing, and as the year draws to a close, it’s time for an evaluation of our predictions to discover the state of manufacturing. In a sense, we are looking back at our previous selves to see how we can improve our future.
When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies is critical so as to improve profitability and stay competitive. Today, warehouse managers have a wide array of technologies to choose from as they strive to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations.
Chinese manufacturing always seems to dominate conversations about modern manufacturing. In truth, more than 100 million workers are employed by Chinese manufacturing, reports Carl Pettit of The Stack. Outsourcing of jobs, lower manufacturing costs and continued upheaval in the U.S. are part of the conversation, but robots in manufacturing are important too.
In today’s post, we take some time to reflect on the history of American manufacturing innovations and the trends that will define the future of our industry. Before we get into the history portion, let’s take a quick look at the current state and what trends we see on the horizon.3D PrintingThe hype of 3D Printing hit the proverbial fan around 2013.
The benefits to the use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading and delivery are evident. Robots do not sleep. They do not drink. They do not complain, and they do not need a paycheck.Robots are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent enterprises within the logistics industry.
This year looks like it’s going to be one of the most innovative years for manufacturing technology. Purchasing and supply executives predict that the global manufacturing industry will continue to expand. The ISM projects a 4.
When was the last time you thought about robotics being used in manufacturing? If the auto industry videos you were shown in high school come to mind, you are not alone. That was historically the most accurate depiction of robotics. However, today’s robotics are breaking ground on new technologies and capabilities.
The Future of Our Industry Is NowThe logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation. The future of these industries is paved with innovation and technology. It was not long ago that ideas like 3D printing, the Internet of Things (IoT), drone delivery, and augmented reality were things of science fiction.