Manufacturing Trends: Automation in Overdrive – Part 2
May 28, 2014
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham
The buzz: Manufacturing. Manufacturers are pushing automated processes into overdrive to survive in the global marketplace. As this evolution spawns new jobs demanding specialized skills best performed by robots, will the factory workforce need humans? The experts speak. Mike Yost, MESA International: “Governmental initiatives, like Germany’s ‘Industry 4.0’ and US National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, are shining a light on the importance of advanced technologies in manufacturing, but we’re still a long way away from putting the pieces together correctly.” Kimberly Knickle, IDC: “I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy” (Marie Curie). Jeff Jackson, Deloitte: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler” (Albert Einstein). Chuck Pharris, SAP: “The future of automation will be a shift from robots replacing humans in jobs to humans working beside robots.” Join us for Manufacturing Trends: Automation in Overdrive – Part 2.
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Bonnie D. Graham
Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
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