The entire manufacturing industry needs to be more agile and ground-breaking in order to stay sustained in this competitive world. New technologies, like Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Mixed Reality, and Virtual Reality are gaining traction and are now available at attractive price points. All these technologies together have emerged as Industry 4.0. With Industry 4.0 technologies manufactures can:
- Optimize inventory planning and increase forecasting accuracy with AI and Machine Learning.
- Create immersive collaborative experiences across the Manufacturing Factory Floor with Hololens 2
- Turn their service centers into profit centers with connected Field Service and other solutions
- Enable real-time remote monitoring with predictive analytics
Microsoft has introduced technologies such as Azure AI and Machine Learning, Azure Remote Monitoring, Azure Industrial IoT, and more in order to help manufacturers leverage the fourth industrial revolution.