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Danger: Men Not at Work

Technology and the fourth Industrial Revolution.

Automation is only one aspect of the transformation affecting manufacturing. But it is part of disruption on a scale never before seen. Learn how many manufacturing tasks robots could soon be undertaking. And find out which business you have to outperform in our infographic below. You’ll be surprised.


The fourth industrial revolution demands new skills and ways of working in manufacturing:

  • Leasing agreements and rental contracts are becoming the favoured way of acquiring goods, and few manufacturers are ready to supply this new type of demand.
  • The existing manufacturing workforce is traditional in their outlook and less inclined to learn the new skills required for the new world. What’s more, when they retire, their experience and traditional skills (some of which will still be needed) will go with them.
  • Manufacturers are already reported to have spent an average of £106,000 on factory connectivity investments in the last 12 months.

Will data growth disrupt your future in manufacturing?

In the words of Global Futurologist David A. Smith, “What data we hold and how we use it will be the life or death of our companies.”

Discover the full futures report below.

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