Shaping the Future of Production

How can the transformation of production systems – from R&D to the consumer – drive innovation, sustainability and employment?

The world is at the threshold of a new industrial revolution characterized by a confluence of emerging technology breakthroughs, from mobile connectivity, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, next-generation robotics, 3D printing, wearables and genetic engineering, to nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology and others. These technologies, combined and connected, will transform manufacturing and production systems with unprecedented speed and scope, impacting business models, economic growth, employment and sustainability.

Businesses in manufacturing and distribution sectors and policy-makers need new approaches and capabilities, and must work together to build truly innovative and sustainable production systems that benefit all people.