ISA 2002


Manufacturing Into a Future – Toronto ISA Show May 29, 2002

Manufacturers continue to focus on cost reduction, quality and customer service.  Information technology provides a key role in meeting these objectives.  The “Next Step” requires innovation in integrated services from supply chain to the customer.   Information adds value and can be sold as part of the product.

The Instant Market will grow over the next few years.  Manufacturers need to consider how it will address this market, otherwise risk losing market share to this emerging market.  Understanding how it works and how to address its needs will ensure growth.

Old, yet prophetic:

Manufacturing Into a Future – ISA 2002

Relevant References for this Topic:

Moody, Patricia E. & Morley, Richard E. “The Technology Machine: How Manufacturing will work in 2020”

Wriston, Walter B.  “The Twilight of Sovereignty:  How the Information Revolution is Transforming the World”

Dertouzos, Michael  “What Will Be:  The Unfinished Revolution”

Gershenfeld, Neil  “When Things Start to Think”

Homer-Dixon, Thomas “The Ingenuity Gap”


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