Biggie-size rewards with junior-size disruption

Part 2 of 3-part series: Disruptive technologies aren’t so scary after all Fact or fiction? Manufacturers who have become skeptical after surfing wave after wave of new IT technology launches may doubt a whole industry transformation is even possible—or desirable. Is a paradigm shift plausible? To answer, we need only look to history. Shop floor automation, once a new idea, has become fairly standardized. Systemwide visibility through ERP deployment has become a no-brainer for most manufacturers, and even the use of mobile devices has escalated to large scale. One of the best examples of a disruptive concept takes us back...