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Five trends in manufacturing technology

The shops have gone high-tech. In the new environment of pervasive information and communication, the shop floor has evolved to be more intelligent and nimble, and is wedded to what some refer to as a complete supply chain – where buying patterns help shape demand; better forecasts are produced from various edge sales; and operations are planned to deliver the right products at the right time. This orchestrated manufacturing includes real-time predictions, anomaly detection, decision support, greater manufacturing customization, in addition to new employee skills.

This article by Mae Kowalke explores five of the largest trends in the manufacturing evolution with insights and observations from Jeff Kavanaugh.

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Jeff Kavanaugh

Jeff Kavanaugh, Vice President and Managing Partner of High-tech and Manufacturing for Infosys

Jeff is a Partner in the Manufacturing practice at Infosys, and is responsible for handling some of the firm’s strategic clients. He has been in the consulting business for more than 20 years and is a noted expert on product development and supply chain. Jeff holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

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