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The cybersecurity challenge of industry 4.0_Dr Bernd Kosch

The cybersecurity challenge of industry 4.0

We live in the internet era, and this means machines can talk to other machines. In the past, if a machine on your shop-floor needed a spare part, or if a production process in your factory was approaching the end of component reserves stocked in your inventor...

Efficiency and experience will drive the future of manufacturing – here’s why

As consumers, we have become much more aware of the manufacturing supply chain. We are looking for reassurance that the products we buy are ethically and sustainably produced – from the clothes we wear to the cars we drive. At the same time, we want our good...

I just invented a new cliché: Think Outside the Factory

I often wonder where clichés like ‘think outside the box’ came from. Even though some of them a...

We need to talk about the really BIG elephant in the room

There’s a famous New Yorker cartoon in which an elephant lies on a therapist’s couch and says, ...

The known knowns of smart manufacturing (and the three focus areas to get there)

European manufactures are generally considered as some of the most advanced in the world. Despite th...