Whether you know it as Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution, or Smart Industry, Manufacturing is going through a deep transformation, with changes that are centered around digitalization. While most industries are already on this digitalization path, the disruption is more visible and pronounced in manufacturing because it is expanding virtual data and processes into environments that have been fundamentally about physical products. This transformation has already started, and its impact is expected to be massive. Technical, economic, and social changes are expected across the whole manufacturing ecosystem, with jobs shifting from offshoring back to nearshoring. Strong technology elements driving this digital revolution include 3D printing, robotizing and automation, smart factory with IoT and machine learning, and supply chain digitization. Their impact is profound.
"The implications from the 2013 IBM Global Reputational Risk and IT Study are clear. The question is no longer whether IT risks can damage your corporate reputation, but what you can do to effectively prevent and mitigate these risks.
Find out what you can do to protect your reputation from IT risks. Read “Six keys to effective reputational and IT risk management” to learn about:
· Practical advice and recommendations to help prevent and mitigate the IT risks that most affect reputation
· The emerging role of the Chief Digital Officer
· How to use social media as a tool for minimizing reputational damage
· How your supply chain can put you at increased reputational risk"