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Hewlett Packard Enterprise & TM join forces

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The Manufacturer and HPE Services have partnered to offer exclusive access to information on Connected Manufacturing. This knowledge source will provide you with information on what IoT, Industry 4.0 and Smart Technology mean to your business and how to embrace them.

Industry 4.0 and the Smart Factory

At the ‘Solutions Theatres’, manufacturers will gain deeper insight into topics such as ‘Smart Factories’, ‘the Future of Logistics’ or ‘The IoT Edge’.
This year, it’s been impossible to miss the buzz surrounding Industry 4.0, the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. And while the world of business is full of fads and fashions, most observers agree that Industry 4.0 has undeniable substance. But talking about Smart Factories is one thing, and building them quite another.

The role of human factors in the future of manufacturing

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Human factors and ergonomics provide a scientific approach to prepare workers for an increasingly automated manufacturing environment. Dr Sarah Fletcher, lead, Manufacturing Group, Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors and head of Industrial Psychology and Human Factors Group at Cranfield University, reports.