Digital Transformation has become the boardroom topic for virtually every business around the globe. For manufacturers the name Digital Transformation manifests itself as varies by region; in the US its
Smart Manufacturing, in Europe Germany leads with their Industrie 4.0, and in China, it goes by Made in China 2025. Whatever the name, Smart Manufacturing is about leveraging today's digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), specifically the Industrial IoT (IIoT), Cloud, Big Data and analytics and mobility. These solutions help businesses to operate faster, more cost efficiently, safer, and more sustainably. More importantly, the technologies enable them to adapt as the pace of innovation continues to accelerate.