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Is Feudalism Is Preventing the Factory of the Future?

by Simon Jacobson  |  October 7, 2016

Industrie 4.0, smart manufacturing, and the IoT continue to paint ambitious images of manufacturing’s future.  Today manufacturers struggle to overcome their hierarchical legacies.  The concept of free market feudalism doesn’t jive with digital business. Feudalism was a hierarchical political and social system prevalent during medieval times.  A King sat atop the hierarchy supported by Bishops and […]

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