Possibilities open up for manufacturers via advanced-tech processes

06/7/2013 | IndustryWeek

This is the "dawn of a new era" for the manufacturing sector as a growing number of companies implement cutting-edge technological innovations, writes Patricia Panchak. Some industry stakeholders foresee a future of "global autonomous supply chains," where machines act on orders without human involvement. "[T]he futuristic-sounding technologies already are transforming manufacturing, bringing new life to mature -- and creating new -- companies and industries," Panchak writes.

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