But a new crop of manufacturing jobs popped up in Greenvile. One such company is Standard Motor Products, a company that makes car parts. But the textile manufacturing jobs do not really look like the modern high tech manufacturing jobs. You won’t see any worker working up a sweat. In fact, manufacturing has changed greatly since the Industrial Revolution; the process is very automated with very little manual labor, and employees must be highly trained because they work with complicated microscopes and gages. Davidson described it more as a science lab than a typical auto plant.
The flipside is that offshore manufacturing leads to job losses in the manufacturer’s country of origin, but then this again creates an extra incentive for those workers who have lost jobs to work hard so as to scale the high value jobs which their country has a comparative advantage to produce.
The prominent companies operating in the market are Dyson Ltd., Ecovacs Robotics Inc., Infinuvo, iRobot Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., LG Electronics Inc., and Neato Robotics Inc., Intellibot Robotics LLC, Yujin Robot Co. Ltd., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. They have adopted strategies, such as expansions, partnerships, collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, new product launches, and others to strengthen their position in the market.
Which application segments will perform well in the Industrial Robot over the next few years? Which are the markets where companies should establish a presence? What are the restraints that will threaten growth rate? What are the forecasted growth rates for the Industrial Robot market as a whole and for each segment within it? All of these questions are answered using industry-leading techniques and tools as well as a vast amount of qualitative research.
”Re-inventing manufacturing” almost sounds like the mission statement of a Technocrat or Futurist looking to capture the utopian dream. Indeed, but why can’t we? After all, Henry Ford’s assembly line is a pretty old concept. Yes, certainly we have made incremental advances and yet, what about the proverbial ”OMG” revolutionary innovations, and ”leap-frogging” type paradigms shifts in the manufacturing sector? I guess we are still waiting for those aren’t we? We don’t have Star Trek assimilation machines yet, I suppose someday we will, and I hope the US is the nation to bring such dreams to fruition.