and a company’s measurable impact on its
locations and the wider environment, will
become more explicit. Everything you do in
the decades ahead will be digitally traceable,
verifiable, and transparent. How you, and
others, measure and judge your sustainability
performance will change forever.
Operational Efficiency: That unprecedented visibility into what you’re doing, and how
you’re doing it, provides a unique opportunity
to use new M4.0 analytical technologies to help
improve both the value and the sustainability
of all those operations. The results of our latest Manufacturing 4.0 Sustainability survey
show increased efficiency and reduced costs
are prime motivators for many sustainability
strategies today. There are clearly gains to be
made, not just in terms of positive environmental impact, but also in terms of time and money.
That’s good for business, and for your sustainability performance and reputation, too.
Ethical Reputation: Your future will be
scrutinized. The influence of all stakeholders –
customers, employees, partners, and investors
– will increase rapidly as digital access to veri-
fiable corporate information becomes pub-
licly widespread. This makes it essential for
companies to align their values and business
ethics ever closer with demonstrably sustain-
able operational action to maintain and grow
market trust and reputation in an increasingly
environmentally-aware world. There will be
nowhere to hide. Competitive success will de-
pend on not just what you deliver, but how you
can deliver products and services in a demon-
strably sustainable way.
The global shift towards a more visibly sustainable and ethical platform for the future of
manufacturing will not subside in the years
ahead. It will accelerate.
If sustainability initiatives are not already part
of your M4.0 transformation strategy, you’re already risking your competitive future. – Paul Tate
ERE ARE THREE KEY REASONS WHY MANUFACTURING 4.0
should change the way you think about the future of sustainability in your
Enterprise Visibility: Much of the promise of Manufacturing 4.0 technolo-
gies, big data, and pervasive sensor networks is all about visibility, in degrees
of detail, depth, scope, immediacy, and insight that have never been possible before. As visibil-
ity increases across every manufacturing activity, the use of materials, energy, and resources,
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