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Manufacturing Sustainability: Why M4.0 is Changing the Rules

Posted By Paul Tate, December 11, 2017

large_DiHm2ZRvgvyXzZckRs63C1T5YER_ClVqcfGJun4nZNU.jpgHere are three key reasons why manufacturing 4.0 should change the way you think about the future of sustainability in your manufacturing organization.

Enterprise Visibility: Much of the promise of Manufacturing 4.0 technologies, big data, and pervasive sensor networks is all about visibility, in degrees of detail, depth, scope, immediacy, and insight that have never been possible before. As visibility increases across every manufacturing activity – to - the use of materials, energy, and re-sources, and a company’s measurable impact on its locations and the wider environment, will become more explicit. Everything you do in the decades ahead will be digitally traceable, verifiable, and transparent. How you, and others, measure and judge your sustainability performance will change forever.

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