Monday, January 23, 2012

The Factory of The Future

Is the factory of the future about automation and less jobs or about creating hi-tech jobs? See Zvi Feuer's article from Manufacturing Executive on this topic. Here is an excerpt:

"I have a different view of the factory of the future, and although it certainly includes robots and other forms of automation, I don’t see it as eliminating jobs. In fact, I predict the opposite. Factories of the future will actually create jobs. According to Thomas Friedman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, a 1% improvement in productivity can result in as many as 750,000 new jobs in the U.S."

Click here to read the full article. 

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