Manufacturing in the age of experience


12 May 2013

CEOs knows that the competitive playing field in manufacturing is a shape-shifter – and its transitions are gaining speed. It took 70 years for the Industrial Revolution to replace handcrafting with mass-produced goods, but just 20 years for the Offshoring Revolution and other factors to erase China’s wage advantage at make manufacturing a new game once again. Within a decade, led by disruptive technologies such as 3D printing, mass production itself may be threatened. Compass investigates the forces that are dramatically – and rapidly – reshaping Manufacturing in the Age of Experience.

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