Though the transportation industry has been slower to change than factories, there are lessons to be learned in how railroads, trucks and loading docks are using PLCs, wireless communications, networks and cloud computing to reduce costs and improve safety.
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Whether you call it “Smart Manufacturing,” the “Intelligent Factory” or the “Factory of the Future,” the manufacturing process of tomorrow will be organized completely differently than they are today. And the key will be the communications technologies that connect them all. Understanding these core communications technologies and the trends surrounding them are critical to your place in manufacturing’s future.