Manufacturing Is Changing, Forever: Are You Ready?
With a focus on how manufacturing is undergoing a huge, fundamental shift, this session – filmed at VMworld 2016 in Barcelona on 18 October – offers invaluable insights from the ‘Smart Factory’ at Manga Steyr. An IoT-driven production plant that is revolutionizing how cars are made, and how workers go about their jobs, it is truly impressive. And this kind of innovation is what’s essential for all manufacturing businesses, argues Prof. Dr. Vladimir Stantchev, given the sheer number of disruptions and risks facing the manufacturing sector. And this is where hyperconverged systems can prove to be essential, as HPE’s technical specialists reveal.
The Idea Economy – the concept that disruption is all around us, and the ability to turn an idea into a new product or a new industry is more accessible than ever before – demands that businesses within the manufacturing sector can benefit hugely from technologies such as hyperconverged systems. Franz Weghofer, project lead for Magna Steyr’s ‘Smart Factory’, offers fascinating insights into the mega-trends that will affect all businesses, including increased urbanization and the growth of smart cities, connectivity and the Internet of Things, and environmental issues that will impact all of us. He also shares insights into how the Smart Factory itself functions. Running an incredibly complex production line, with connected assets and machinery, real-time data analytics that improve production efficiency, workers enabled and supported by technology such as augmented reality and exoskeletons, the Smart Factory is an inspirational example of what the future of manufacturing looks like.
HPE’s Joseph Saroukhanian rounds of the session with insights about ‘mega trends’ and how they are already impacting the manufacturing industry, and will do so much more in the near future. Watch the session now to benefit from all these insights: your business will never be the same again.