So What Exactly is Smart Manufacturing? – Manufacturing Innovation Blog
“Some of the implications for small manufacturers is that retail customers, OEMs and business-to-business customers will all have to face this integration of OT and IT to stay a valued part of the supply chain as an integrated partner. Certain manufacturing systems may become even more self-managed with limited human contact requiring a more sophisticated workforce to program and operate. The interaction of humans and automated systems like robots will have to be refined and the “digital thread” tying all of this together will grow stronger. Regulation of these systems interfacing with humans will become more important in the near future.”
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