This is an exciting time to be in the automation business, as there are tremendous opportunities to integrate technologies and revolutionize the production of goods. Reflecting on your processes can help make the most of them.
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At a recent event put on by The Atlantic, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other Chicago and Illinois leaders tackled the issues facing industry’s workforce—particularly around education and the changes needed.
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While manufacturers struggle to understand how to best embrace smart manufacturing and the Internet of Things global industry, academia and government leaders are forming initiatives to help create standards and tools to ease adoption of new technologies.