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How to remain safe and profitable during Industry 4.0

What will be the key challenges for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) that are to be designed and operated as per the Smart Factory concept?

Keep it simple, engineer. Users will appreciate it.

The user experience (UX) design of industrial products, such as variable speed drives helps make even the most complicated engineering simple.

Training the robot programmers of the future by experimenting with the future

An artistic endeavor wrapped in a robotic experiment with the future of architecture is a model for engaging young engineers.

Field presence aka Visible Felt Leadership aka Supervision

There is no substitute for managers and supervisors being active in the workplace.

Have we gone too far with technology? What about the human factor?

Thinking about the "silo mentality" and the issues of automation.
Image: Dzul Ikram, flickr

It’s all down to trust

How much do people trust their leaders? And how much do leaders trust their people?

Imposing change doesn’t work (or work the way you think it might)

Making a change without engaging the stakeholders will bring about behaviours you hadn't expected and will devalue the benefits that might have accrued

Change is the hardest thing to manage

Change is difficult whether it's minor or major and we all have an emotional response.
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