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How are AI and analytics disrupting the manufacturing sector?

March 23, 2020 / Rebecca Gibson

What are the characteristics of companies that are disrupting the manufacturing sector? Disruptive manufacturers have two key attributes: the ability to quickly adopt emerging technologies and the ability to cultivate a culture where employees are open to innovation, easy to train and capable of quickly and proactively adapting to new market trends, processes and operating models. These characteristics enable manufacturers to rapidly implement new technologies and reap the benefits long before their competitors. Which technologies are helping these manufacturers to succeed? Every manufacturer wants to minimise machine downtime and optimise plant floor operations. Disruptors know that the key to achieving this is to capture and analyse data. Technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, internet of things, deep learning and machine learning make it easy to collect data about machine performance so manufacturers can carry out predictive maintenance and optimise processes. Fr...