Smart technology solutions are shaping manufacturing’s future

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Written by
Luca Legnani

European Marketing Manager for Panasonic Mobile Solutions Business Division – Panasonic Connect Europe

Smart technology solutions are shaping manufacturing’s future

Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation, understood that continuous evolution and progression was at the heart of successful manufacturing when he said: “The ladder to a goal is built of a collection of single steps. Take each step using no gimmicks or artifice, and you will eventually reach the pinnacle.”

Manufacturing leaders have never forgotten that ethos and today are climbing a ladder towards digital transformation of the industry to address current challenges and ready themselves for the future. Business as usual is not an option.

Global competition demands manufacturers deliver their products faster and more efficiently than ever before. Changing buyer behaviour requires increased flexibility and agility in the manufacturer processes to match. Labour grows increasingly scarce, sustainability is front of mind and technological innovation threatens to disrupt traditional business models.

So, it’s little wonder that the 2 million manufacturing businesses in the European Union and its more than 28 million employees are innovating.

Researchers from the MIT Sloan Centre for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR) confirm that businesses that become future ready tend to enjoy margins 16% higher than the industry average. As a result, the transformation of the manufacturing sector is taking place on many levels. 

 A new Panasonic Manufacturing virtual event will be lifting the lid on this transformation. Manufacturers such as Lamborghini and technology leaders including Panasonic, Deloitte, Librestream, Zetes and Logiscend will be showing how Industry 4.0 data and digital solutions can transform production at the online Manufacturing Innovation Forum, from 10:00 to 12:00hrs CET on March 17th.

Harnessing the power of data and digital solutions to drive lean and profitable manufacturing operations has never been more important.

This online forum brings together the customers and technology experts that are already implementing Industry 4.0 solutions to share their learnings with other manufacturing leaders and managers in a not to be missed event. I hope to see you there.

More information and register for this free online event.

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