The manufacturing industry challenges are driving a transformation in the way manufacturing is conducted, with a focus on automation and digitization.
A new study by McKinsey, titled "Is Industrial Automation Headed for a Tipping Point?" suggests that this transformation is on the cusp of a major tipping point. Below are the trends converging to make industrial automation.
The report goes on to describe two possible scenarios for factory automation that depend on different factors, including the pace of technological development, the cost of automation, and the competitive landscape. These are:
These two scenarios are not mutually exclusive. It is possible that the industry will experience a combination of both gradual market development and faster transition. This would mean that some manufacturers would adopt automation at a gradual pace, while others would embrace it more rapidly.
For any manufacturer, it is important that they observe and prepare for their industrial automation plans. Here are some of the recommendations provided by McKinsey & Company:
It is clear that the manufacturing industry is at a crossroads. The traditional way of doing things is no longer sustainable, and manufacturers need to embrace new technologies to remain competitive. However, it is important to remember that automation is not a silver bullet. It is a tool that can be used to improve efficiency and productivity, but it is not a replacement for human ingenuity and creativity.
Manufacturers who succeed in the future will be those who can use automation to their advantage while maintaining a focus on innovation and quality. They will be those who can create a workplace that is safe, productive, and rewarding for all employees.
We know that the future of industrial automation is bright, and we are excited to be a part of it. Webee believes that IIoT has the potential to revolutionize the way products are made, and we are committed to helping our customers succeed in this new era of manufacturing.
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