Trends in Manufacturing for 2021

There are many myths concerning Industrial IoT (IIoT). Some manufacturers think they need to hire a data scientist to operate the equipment or that implementing IIoT will take a long time. However, the biggest myth is that choosing a new system is or should be a technical decision. Manufacturers should not implement new technology just because everyone else is doing it. Instead, they must focus on business needs and the technology that will solve those needs. Otherwise, manufacturers could be watching millions of dollars slipping away with no throughput to justify it. That said, manufacturers should not just turn a blind eye to new technology. The key is finding which technologies are out of development and ready to solve those business needs. Here are some proven technologies that will inevitably change manufacturing forever.