Full Title: Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 era: how to balance innovation with performance while not being disrupted
The manufacturing status quo reflects a compromise between innovation and performance. But the battle between these values is perpetual and, in the dawn of Industry 4.0 era, a new compromise between technological progress and the need for stationarity is being crafted. Being able to successfully harvest the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution requires a) separating facts from fiction and b) getting acquainted with the never-before-encountered bottlenecks that will have to be deal with. In this talk, we will go through the unique opportunities and the unprecedented challenges accompanying the fourth industrial revolution. The point of view, however, is not that of the salesman, which is frequently encountered online, but rather of the buyer, i.e. manufacturing. The objective, therefore, is simple, albeit arduous: transform the buyer of this negotiation table into an informed investor that no-longer faces a competitive disadvantage.