Bridging the gap between the theory of innovation and the reality of adopting and getting results from new technology is a key challenge for manufacturing and supply chain leaders. With new, disruptive technology capturing headlines, many businesses face the challenge of starting a journey into the unknown.
Our own research, captured in the infographic The Disruption Paradox, showed that while the majority of leaders see these trends having an impact on their business in the near future, far fewer are taking steps to prepare for it and capitalise on its potential.
That trend has driven a series of articles with innovation expert Sean Culey, introducing the major areas of disruption, their key features, major players and their likely impact on industry.
Inspired by the response to the series in our community, we have brought them together for the first time, creating a powerful new guide to the disruption phenomenon.
Download your guide to the greatest disruptions facing the world of Supply Chain and Manufacturing for Industry 4.0, including:
Industrial Internet of Things
Industrial IoT has emerged as a hugely influential concept, but what can it do now and in the future for manufacturing and supply chain?
Blockchain’s impact on supply chains of the future and how it can build new levels of trust and accountability
How close are we to seeing autonomous vehicles on every road and drones flying regularly above us? Assessing the current state of autonomous vehicle technology.
The rise and threat of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated workers, explaining its progress from science fiction to everything from assisting in supply chain processes to suggesting movies on Netflix.
Co-bots, the new generation of co-operative, collaborative robots, have the power to transform manufacturing. In this chapter, take a look at the key trends and future prospects for Collaborative Robotics in Manufacturing and Supply Chain.