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Engineering Live looks at manufacturing trends for the year ahead, focusing on tech innovation. The article says that last year was all about implementing Industry 4.0 technologies including, automation, IoT devices and more sophisticated software that will help to improve productivity and optimise the supply chain.

The article says, “For 2019, manufacturers should look at how they can use technology to improve how they interact with the changing needs of the consumer and the industry.

The piece continues, “Manufacturers are benefitting from working with companies that offer Software as a Service (SaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) to improve productivity without the extensive costs of changing or updating their processes.