The State of the Connected Factory - Opportunities and Challenges

by Chris Rommel

Key Findings

  • Customization of products will necessitate increasingly optimized factories.

  • Suppliers, end users, and software developers must standardize and adapt.

  • Manufacturing execution systems (MES) must be easy to both use and program.

  • Opportunities and challenges still exist for software development companies, with Siemens leading the way.

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