As markets continually shift and competition continues to rise, the role of a manufacturer has changed drastically in the past few years. With a growing number of businesses stepping into the services field, manufacturing is clearly in the midst of an industry-wide servitization transformation.
A recent survey has shown UK manufacturers are increasingly moving their businesses from being purely product centric to incorporating new service offerings to deliver business growth and new revenue streams.
We are approaching a time when artificial intelligence and robotic systems will not only surpass humans in carrying out labour intensive and high-precision tasks, but also become ‘smart’ and able to come up with ideas, designs and solutions.
Global web services and technology company, Baidu has announced it will provide an open and complete software platform to help develop worldwide autonomous driving systems with reference vehicles and hardware.
The Manufacturer and Microsoft have published a new servitization white paper, combining research conducted by both The Manufacturer and Aston Business School’s Advanced Services Group, and the insights gained from an exclusive roundtable event hosted with Microsoft.
Autodesk and Taxal recently conducted an in-depth research study into how the Internet of Things is set to transform manufacturing over the coming years. Jonny Williamson catches up with Taxal’s Allan Behrens to go through the findings and the wider implications.