by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Responsible leaders and strong partnerships will be key for the manufacturing sector to thrive in the digital age.
Digital technology, robotics and artificial intelligence are causing a fundamental shift in how manufacturers operate.
While automation offers the sector an opportunity to lower costs and boost quality, manufacturing leaders need to steer their organizations carefully and responsibly. To allay the risk of humans losing jobs to robots, they need to ensure staff are equipped with the digital skills they, and their companies, need to prosper.
At the same time, the pressure to meet ever more diverse customer needs requires leaders to forge strong partnerships, both within the supply chain and with other complementary businesses - including competitors. Companies can no longer expect to provide ‘end-to-end’ solutions alone.
Putting this vision into practice will be essential for successful digital-age manufacturing.