Shorter innovation cycles and increasing variety lead to new production layouts and concepts.
After more than 100 years of service Henry Ford´s production line will be replaced by highly flexible and adaptive production cells which will be connected via automated guided transport systems.
Production sites will be interlinked by cloud platforms. The cloud environment provides the BigData and Machine Learning infrastructure to capitalize the data of the entire production network.
The ability of collaborative learning will break up data silos and transform domain knowledge into code.
This will be the start of autonomous production systems.