Manufacturing technologies are evolving fast, but never as fast as they as will in 2017. One of the reasons why manufacturing technologies becomes continuously fast is because they want to include in their manufacturing processes the artificial intelligence and advanced analytics that would surely include advances in technology. Indeed, one of the reasons why the manufacturing sector changes is the impact of these new technologies.
Also, the global political climate is also impacting the sector. One of the recent changes that has happened is the change in administration in the US and European politics. For a deeper look into these and more manufacturing trends to watch out for in 2017, read on.
Trade tensions is one of the things that will be undergoing some advancement this 2017 since the recent political changes in both the US and Europe has surely put a freedom to the international trade. In the US, for instance, Donald Trump was sworn in as president in January 2017. And based on the statements issued by his administration, he is not at all keen on some of the trade deals made by past administrations.
One such deal is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), a trade deal between the US and 12 Pacific-Rim countries. The TTP is now good as dead because of the administration of Donald Trump. Another trade which is at risk in the administration of Donald Trump is the Transatlantic Trade and Partnership or simply known as TTIP which is a deal with Europe. The future of the TTIP is still not sure and is still uncertain even though it is not yet dead. In Europe, on the other hand, the biggest political change has been the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. The withdrawal of UK from the European Union has surely made withdrawals complicated especially between UK and the continental Europe. Another bad thing from this withdrawal is that, many European countries has also been affected by the withdrawal of UK from European Union. The negotiation of companies with other companies is also very important so that relationship with each other will become normal. This explains why small business manufacturers need to adapt new business environment so that there will be a good relationship with each other.
The CMMS can also be called as the Computerized Maintenance Management System will surely have a great makeover in the year 2017. In order to keep the manufacturing process moving, it is important that routine maintenance will be conducted by businesses. This could be anything from fixing a broken window to repairing manufacturing equipment. Regardless of the type of maintenance a company undertakes, maintenance increases efficiency, profits, and the lifespan of a production line.
The CMMS system now has a goal which is to store, track and record maintenance data.