Factories are Going Sci-Fi with Influx of Tech

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Manufacturing used to be a dark, dirty and dangerous industry that university students wanted to avoid as a career. But that notion is changing as new software, data analytics and even 3D printing are increasingly being used in factories.

At a breakfast round-table at Fortune’s Global Forum on Tuesday, executives from big manufacturers shared their thoughts on how traditional manufacturing is being overhauled with the use of advanced technology.

Jerome Peribere, CEO of packaging company Sealed Air, shared how his business has branched out from only providing customers with bubble wrap and other forms of wrapping to protect their goods. He gave the example of his team creating software that is used with machines to “extract more meat out of the carcass” during the carving process, an innovation which should help meat companies.

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