Dan Miklovic, LNS Research via Plant Services: On the road to smarter manufacturing, do not confuse sophistication with maturity.
Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff for US News: Maker Cities are remaking America for the future.
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE (KIT): Researchers develop guidelines for intelligent production and products
Often described as a building block of the 'Digital Industrial Revolution', a smart factory makes use of digital technologies including the Internet-of-Things, Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics to increase productivity, quality and flexibility.
IoTium's Managed Service Offering Transforms Mission Critical Industrial Environments to Accelerate the Mass Deployment of Industry 4.0 at Scale
Jeremy C. Ownens for MarketWatch: Musk will put his machinery where his mouth is with Model 3, battery and solar panel production lines launching soon
MSN: Apple chief Tim Cook announced Apple is creating a fund to get more people in the US to do "advanced manufacturing," kicking it off with a billion dollars.
Hermann Simon for Harvard Business Review: Only about 1.1% of the world population is German. However, 48% of the mid-sized world market leaders come from Germany.
Kenkyo Investing via Seeking Alpha: For the purpose of getting the conversation flowing, I'll focus on what the big 4 players are doing in the race for smart factory software development.
Automate 2017 show and conference broke all previous attendance records with show attendance of 12,960 people, which is a 37 percent increase over 2015.
Jason Del Rey for Recode: Amazon was awarded a patent on Tuesday for an on-demand manufacturing system designed to quickly produce clothing - and other products - only after a customer order is placed.
Global X for Nasdaq: Recent technological advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting a range of industries from manufacturing, to health care, defense, and transportation.
The Investor: There is, however, something different about these facilities where Samsung churns out its signature Wind-Free Air Conditioner.
Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Our mission, at a very high level, is establishing leadership in this area," said Gary Fedder, interim CEO of the ARM Institute. "We want to lower the barrier for the companies to adopt this technology" while also "empowering the American worker" to find open positions.
Ben Rossi for Information Age: Technology companies are coming together to enable the smart factory - and launching the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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