US Manufacturing is in a few quandaries right now. Between several rocks and hard places. It sometimes feels like we’re at the bottom of a pit, looking up at several Buffalo Bills who’re telling us to ‘put the lotion in the basket.’
But ingenuity has a way of changing the game. Despite misguided economists, debilitating trade deficits, and off-putting tax rates & regulations (all of which aren’t new, just more ominous than we’re used to), manufacturers have always managed to turn the corners for those that only think they’re driving the bus.
An example – albeit in its earliest stages – can be found in the convergence of cloud computing, mobile apps, and gamification within the manufacturing sector.
Here are 5 ways that this emerging technology landscape can help to solve many of the challenges faced by US manufacturing in the coming few years.