The factory today is a far cry from the machinations of yesteryear. That said, when considering the convergence of technologies that are used to support the factory of the future, the sky’s the limit.
Just by rethinking the cycle of manufacturing, production, and distribution could eliminate 45% of global emissions, making for a more sustainable world. The black swan events of today, notably the global pandemic, geopolitical unrest, natural disasters, and shipping disruptions mean that manufacturing must adapt to be able to handle these challenges as well as any other disruptive events lurking around the corner. How big of an industry is manufacturing? Manufacturing represents 54% of the global energy consumption as well as 20% of emissions.
What does the factory of the future look like? It will need to address adaptable technology such as robotics, scalable production with artificial intelligence assisting it, as well as a versatile workforce. Read on to the following visual deep dive below: