Next Generation Manufacturing - In Practice

By Kimberly Knickle – October 14, 2011
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Bob Parker, Pierfrancesco Manenti, and I recently took part in the Next Generation Manufacturing conference hosted in Spain, with a conference theme centered on managing complexity.  Early in the proceedings, a distinction was made between "complication", essentially waste that should be eliminated, and "complexity", a fact of life in modern manufacturing given the advanced products, dispersed supply networks, and multiple sales channels.  This theme continued throughout the conference;


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Kimberly Knickle

Vice President, IT Priorities & StrategiesIDC Manufacturing Insights

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