The science and art of manufacturing is ready to be re-imagined, reinvented and reborn. We in the manufacturing industry have beaten the living pulp out of the old model; we've simplified, proceduralized, componentized, marginalized, commoditized, and then automated, accelerated, then Six Sigmaed and TQMed, and then beat on our suppliers and coddled our customers until we cemented our manufacturing operations into a proud mechanical monolith. But now it's all got to change. Get ready for the new era.

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