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IPC recently convened a roundtable of electronics executives to discuss trends driving the industry’s migration to the factory of the future. The executives came to a shared conclusion that the transition to the factory of the future features many challenges and pitfalls but making the transition will be increasingly critical to any company seeking to compete in the global economy. A summary of the discussion is now available: “The Evolution of Factories of the Future: What You Need to Know.”
In reaching their conclusion, the roundtable participants discussed common barriers in adopting smart manufacturing technologies and skill disparities in the electronics manufacturing workforce. They also shared practices they believed to be important as companies work to increase digitization and enhance manufacturing operations. Among other topics, company leaders talked about creating a workplace culture that embraces change and innovation.
“Executives agreed that despite the challenges in transitioning to the factory of the future, they have recognized the value in doing so and are now looking to integrate solutions that will deliver measurable benefits to their company,” said Matt Kelly, IPC chief technologist.
To view report, visit www.ipc.org/F2report. IPC offers additional resources to assist and guide the electronics manufacturing industry through the next industrial revolution. For more information, visit www.ipc.org/solutions/ipc-factory-future or www.ipc.org/advocacy/industry-intelligence.
Chris Mitchell, IPC Vice President of Global Government Relations
IPC-1791, Trusted Electronic Designer, Fabricator and Assembler Requirements, is an electronics standard developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and industry to address some of today’s greatest risks to a trusted supply chain. The standard provides traceability and helps protect against counterfeits. In fact, IPC-1791 was specifically cited in the U.S. Department of Commerce response to Executive Order 14017-Securing America’s Supply Chains.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
This week, I’m identifying key news about EVs, orbital payloads, environmental sustainability, the state of the economy, and new executive leadership. I’d say it’s a well-rounded selection of what’s happening in the industry. I can’t help but continue to be impressed by the pervasiveness of space commercialization. Satellites have a long history of being commissioned and operated by private business, but as commercial launch vehicles become more available, it seems that satellite launches are accelerating. Read on!
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Welcome to the Spring issue of IPC Community! This quarterly publication was created with you in mind! In this issue, you’ll find articles, interviews, columns, graphics, surveys, IPC member benefits, and so much more. Each issue is designed to celebrate the success between IPC and its members and how this relationship benefits the entire electronics manufacturing industry.