The future of U.S. manufacturing is bright; however, its success depends on how well industry leaders understand the world of robotics, data, automation and 3D printing, without overlooking the value of human capital. 

Whilst human-free warehouses and factories are still in the distant future, sophisticated automation and cutting-edge production technologies are becoming a standard feature of the nation’s industrial buildings. 

Industry 4.0 has brought drones equipped with sensors that can scan barcodes for inventory purposes, safely restock and pick merchandise on high shelves, and move small items quickly around the warehouse. Concurrently, robotics and technologies such as 3D printing, connected sensors and artificial intelligence are drastically transforming the way goods are manufactured, bringing about a revolution in the manufacturing sector. 

“Industry 4.0 represents a clear opportunity for the U.S. manufacturing sector when you think about skilled positions coming back into the economy,” says Aaron Ahlburn, Managing Director of Industrial & Logistics Research, JLL. “Most industry- relevant technology works best when paired with intelligent use, and the U.S. has a competitive advantage when it comes to skilled, tech-savvy labor.”

 

Where We Fit In 

Industry 4.0 will create substantial efficiencies for companies all over the world. However, a lack of device security and standardized data exchange makes implementation difficult. The Augmate Connect Infrastructure Platform plus IOTA’s blockchain-less tangle and micropayment approach unifies the tools and processes for the fourth industrial revolution. This is accomplished through secure transactions, that aggregate and create accessible (yet tamper-proof) records.

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