Smart-Push: The New Manufacturing Revolution
The assembly line revolutionized manufacturing a century ago. Now a new industrial revolution is upon us.
The assembly line revolutionized manufacturing a century ago. Now a new industrial revolution is upon us, characterized by Internet-enabled smart devices that let machinery on the plant floor talk to each other.
The question is, How can manufacturers position themselves to best capitalize on this new capability? Fred Thomas, DELMIA Apriso industry director at Dassault Systemes, says Smart-Push is the solution.
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