Enter the manufacturing plant and examine your packaging lines. Or, more specifically, look under your machinery. Notice something? As packaging equipment has adopted electronic motion control and advanced automation technologies, wires, gears and mechanical parts have disappeared. Many machines are now empty from waist level except for the support legs.
Image credit: SYSPRO. Manufacturing in the 21st century is becoming more competitive than ever with margins tightening. Companies in this sector must now take a hard look at their efficiency and productivity and re-evaluate the use of known technologies and consider new, relatively unproven technologies to introduce competitive advantage into