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Future of Manufacturing

Feb, 2019

That the future of manufacturing is digital is undeniable, but there remain questions around how best to digitise, and what is at stake if companies do not . The Future of Manufacturing special report, published in The Times, explores the exciting potential of drones and just how vulnerable the sector has become to cyberattacks. It covers how geopolitics will be a major factor in deciding who “wins” the fourth industrial revolution and discusses what can be done to solve the industry-wide talent shortage. Also featured are five ways technology is subverting the traditional economics of manufacturing and an infographic on the outlook for automation and manufacturing jobs.


Advances in artificial intelligence and remote communication will arguably impact manufacturing more than any other sector, given that half of all roles within the industry involve manual and routine work. And yet, despite a large portion of jobs being at high risk of automation, job losses may not be as severe as feared as manufacturers upskill workers to adapt for a new technological future