Future manufacturing-as-a-service PCB assembly driven by manufacturing IT and marketplace

By Staff

The next super cycle in manufacturing will be a combination of industrial software systems with advanced sensors, IoT networking, artificial intelligence (AI), and advanced robotics as automation continues to influence the manufacturing cycle and large parts of our lives.

Manufacturing IT systems drives super cycle

For manufacturers, manufacturing technology stacks will evolve, or manufacturers will be left behind. This is increasingly important for contract PCB assembly, EMS manufacturing firms where manufacturing IT systems will be impacted by three main drivers:

  1. Data intelligence lowering cost of creating, storing, accessing, analyzing data
  2. Software advancements like machine learning and artificial intelligence
  3. Vastly improved manufacturing-specific technologies

According to a report by Barclays Research, this manufacturing super cycle will yield significant productivity gains, mass customization and a return to localized manufacturing Barclays believes. Disaggregation will impact the value chains, decentralizing it into marketplace, design, manufacturing, and logistics.

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