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The 4th industrial revolution

How Product Information Lifecycle will help transform the manufacturing process

Manufacturing and engineering in Europe is facing the biggest collision of challenges it has seen for decades. The globalisation of markets and supply chains, increasingly demanding customers, shorter product lifecycles, mass customisation and smart technology so revolutionary it is often dubbed the ‘4th industrial revolution’ – all are coming. Hans Hakkens and Guido Abbenhuis talk about what business leaders in the manufacturing sector really think about these issues following our survey in the marketplace.