Panel discussion: The unstoppable rise of automation, digitization and robotics
Although pencil and paper still operate in many manufacturing, sales and logistics companies, the trend of the modern economy is clear: automation, digitization, robotics. And there is no need to immediately use the term Industry 4.0, which irritates many. The challenge we face is not so much revolutionary as it is evolutionary. Perhaps we are surprised by the urgency with which these trends are presenting themselves and with the quick solutions they require from company management. Are companies ready for the fourth industrial (r)evolution? How can a business be digitized? What are the biggest obstacles to automation and robotics in logistics? How fast are automation suppliers and can they address acute staff shortages? What are the risks of digitizing and robotizing companies?