Jobs Sustainability: The Latest News is not Good News

April 17, 2017

There is a heated, ongoing debate about how artificial intelligence and robotics are going to affect jobs sustainability (i.e., the … Continued

Are Robots Going to be Subject to Death and Taxes?

April 6, 2017

In a 1789 letter, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; … Continued

Industry 4.0 comes into Clearer Focus

March 29, 2017

A few years ago, analysts from Source One wrote, “Many analysts would assert that the U.S. and the global manufacturing … Continued

Preparing for a Future with Robots

March 21, 2017

The media is awash with dire predictions about robots putting the human race out of work. A typical example is … Continued

Industry 4.0 Can Spark Growth but not without Skilled Workers

March 8, 2017

“Economic growth has been slowing for the past 50 years,” asserts Olivier Scalabre, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting … Continued

Industry 4.0 won’t Bring Back Jobs; but Neither will It Eliminate Human Workers

February 8, 2017

Manufacturing is on the upswing in the United States and that trend was in the making before the tortuous presidential … Continued

Industry 4.0 is More than Hype

July 6, 2016

Industry 4.0 (or the Fourth Industrial Revolution) was the central focus the World Economic Forum earlier this year. As usual, … Continued

Challenges Still Face Full Internet of Things Implementation

June 10, 2016

Amid all the hype about the Internet of Things (IoT) one fact is beginning to come clear — there are still … Continued

The Internet of Things will be Rooted in Industry

June 8, 2016

There is a lot of talk today about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will connect with individuals … Continued

Manufacturing’s Symbiotic Relationship with Technology

April 27, 2016

A million years ago manufacturing was a very personal business. Individuals constructed their own tools and weapons. Those items, however, … Continued

Without the Internet of Things there is no Industry 4.0

March 14, 2016

“By 2020,” Bob Violino (@BobViolino) reports, “more than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element … Continued

Re-skilling is Key to Industry 4.0 Jobs Sustainability

February 29, 2016

Back in 1933, MIT Professor Dugald C. Jackson wrote, “Those who allege that the general introduction of machinery has been … Continued

Industry 4.0: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

February 18, 2016

“As an industry,” writes Kimberly Knickle (@kimknickle), Research Vice President at IDC Manufacturing Insights, “manufacturing is ‘hot’.”[1] She reports that … Continued

Industry 4.0 — Facing the Coming Revolution

October 12, 2015

“With disruptive forces of change so pervasive around the world,” writes Jeff Dobbs, Global Sector Chair for Industrial Manufacturing at … Continued

The Coming Industrial Revolution: The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0

July 30, 2015

“Imagine a world,” writes Mary Shacklett (@MaryShacklett), President of Transworld Data, “where smart systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and … Continued