As a key component of the circular economy, manufacturing must undergo a radical transformation from beginning to end: designing products to be recyclable, utilizing sustainable materials, and improving process efficiency to reduce waste and energy consumption. Smart Manufacturers will enhance their business models to provide consumers with “product-as-a-service” early on. In addition, they will be responsible for the end-of-life administration of their products, including collection and recycling.
Meanwhile, The current phase of industrial development continues to advance into the integration of digital technologies, automation, and data exchange. The innovative, new capabilities of AI in R&D and manufacturing are leading to a vision of the future that opens a new era in the collaboration between humans and machines.
“If you want to build a ship don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” (Antoine de Saint Exupery).
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