Frost & Sullivan Conceives the Future of Manufacturing – The Automation Way

Redefining Manufacturing Processes: Frost & Sullivan's IPC Industry Track at this Year's Growth, Innovation and Leadership Congress - GIL 2011: Europe

Online PR News – 14-May-2011 – – LONDON – 12 May, 2011 – A range of economic, technological and environmental Mega Trends will take centre stage by 2020, exerting a profound influence on the ways manufacturing companies think, operate and strategize. What are these Mega Trends? How will they transform the future of manufacturing? What part will factory automation play in keeping businesses competitive? How can companies leverage such Mega Trends to stay on top of their game?

These, and many more questions, will be answered at this year's Industrial Automation and Process Control (IPC) Think Tank at Frost & Sullivan's annual flagship client event, GIL 2011: Europe – Growth, Innovation and Leadership scheduled for 17-18 May 2011 at the Emirates Stadium in London. The special IPC sessions will focus on 'Conceiving the Future of Manufacturing: The Automation Way'.

“Innovative technologies will boost the efficiency of manufacturing production, logistics and maintenance in the future,” notes Frost & Sullivan IPC Research Director Muthukumar Viswanathan. “Tools such as product life cycle management (PLM), telemetry, telecontrol, telemonitoring and M2M applications in wireless automation as well as industrial robots – all of which optimse production processes - will support manufacturing sustainability and competitiveness.”

The GIL 2011: Europe's IPC Industry Track will examine the future perspective of the manufacturing market along with the top 10 global Mega Trends and their impact on the industry's future outlook.
“The vision for the future of manufacturing is to enable energy-efficient, optimised production in manufacturing and production environments by integrating the latest technologies,” remarks Muthukumar. “Companies which go beyond the limits of conventional thinking by designing, building and integrating total end-to-end factory automation systems will gain the competitive edge in the future.”

Key take-aways from the IPC Think Tank include a clearer understanding of futuristic manufacturing methods and the gap between vision and reality in terms of automation implementation.

“Equally important will be the need to address end user concerns on interoperability by engaging them in a process of creating and articulating viable solutions,” says Muthukumar. “As part of the ongoing discussion in the manufacturing sector about sustainability targets and Ecovision 2020, we also need to inspire critical thinking about automation priorities.”

GIL 2011: Europe is a must attend event for Industrial Automation and Process Control executives seeking actionable tools, and strategies that will enable them to generate, evaluate and implement their growth strategies. If you are interested in more information on Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2011: Europe and/or the IPC track, please e-mail Chiara Carella, Corporate Communications, at A limited number of complimentary passes are available to members of the media.

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