Future of manufacturing: Industry 4.0 and factory automation no longer buzzwords

Thomas Löffler from McKinsey opened the manufacturing track at the Bosch ConnectedWorld 2014 conference. Being one of the “early birds in IoT”, he argues that the Internet of Things has already become reality in manufacturing and that companies will need a ‘digital blueprint’ to be ready for its challenges. Bosch’s Andreas Müller – also known as ‘RFID Müller’ 🙂 in the industry and German Wirtschaftswoche calls him the ‘master of things’ – gave an outlook on how RFID technology can be complemented in the future by smart sensors for better supporting the supply chain. Uwe Lindemann from Bosch Rexroth is responsible for factory automation and knows that the Internet of Things has already left infancy in the manufacturing industry.

Watch this short video with highlights of their presentations to get some more information about the future of manufacturing.


About the author

Anita Bunk

Anita Bunk

I am leading the digital engagement & corporate communications team at Bosch Software Innovations and cover the Internet of Things (IoT). In the past, I was part of international technology and innovation marketing teams. What I enjoy most in my job is sharing with a greater audience the passion that engineers put in developing a high-tech product. My background is a master in communications and a diploma in political science.