Machines have long been used to make machines, products and devices – but “smart machines” are making quite an impact and according to a recent Forbes article – they are “the future of manufacturing.” Some applications are still in pilot and others already have traction and are showing exciting benefits. The panel will discuss both today’s practicalities and tomorrow’s promise in advances in machine learning and AI-based predictive analytics (creating a view of the future with statistical forecasts and models) and prescriptive analytics (advising potential next steps using simulation algorithms and optimisation). In addition, we’ll discuss additive manufacturing, the standardization of the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) new ISO and ISA standards addressing global production and distributed supply chains, and digital manufacturing platforms. These technological advances, while disruptive in nature, will result in long-term benefits by creating the agility and cost efficiencies needed for businesses to stay competitive on a global scale.
Noah Kravitz, moderator, A Ray Chaudhuri, Danielle Swank
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