Over the past few years, the manufacturing industry has witnessed evolution burgeoning at unparalleled speed and breaking the usual spell of “survival of the fittest”, technology has caused the industry to drift into a “survival of the smartest”. The merging of information technology into the manufacturing industry has comfortably given birth to industry 4.0 or the new age industrial revolution wherein more sophisticated technologies are monitoring and analyzing business tools and their functioning. The use of cyber-physical systems has optimized manufacturing by empowering small-sized devices and design team, making the geographic location of the manufacturing utility irrelevant. The progress of the Internet of Things (IoT) with regard to the manufacturing ecosystem has had a significant role in bringing out better performance and empowering efficiency through more advanced tools and lower costs. IoT brings live and real-time data of manufacturing environments to the fingertips of management—from the state of the resources and equipment to the quality and yield metrics. Besides, cognitive technology in manufacturing is being leveraged to utilize data across the systems, resources, equipment, and processes to develop workable insight across the entire ecosystem, from designing and manufacturing to the support post-sales.
Among other groundbreaking advancements, automation, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, autonomous tracking, and blockchain are being explored and experimented with to optimize the manufacturing and delivery to customers, as well as providing service after the sales. There has never been a more intense need for new-age technology or rich expertise in this realm. Businesses are racing ahead to keep pace with the technological advancements to thrive and stay abreast of ever-changing and competitive environs. Our distinguished selection panel, comprising CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, industry analysts and the editorial board of CIO Application narrowed the final 10 providers that exhibit competence in delivering manufacturing solutions.
We present you the CIO Application’s Top 10 Manufacturing Tech Solution Providers - 2018.