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Perspectives on Manufacturing Industries 2017
Digitalization has found its way into the machinery and plant engineering industry and the the concept of "digital industry" has become top of mind.
An overwhelming amount of words has been written about digitalization, the Internet of Things and Big Data. But most of it concerns the way digital technology will transform products and business models in the consumer space. This business-to-consumer (B2C) perspective is of little relevance to industrial firms and their senior executives. The applications of digital technology in “engineered products” industries will be quite unlike those in the consumer space, but no less transformative.