Industrialization

Industrialization is the process by which a society or country transforms from an agricultural or handicraft-based economy to one based on large-scale manufacturing, industry, and technology. This process usually involves the adoption of new manufacturing technologies, such as the use of machines and automation, and the development of new systems of production, transportation, and communication.

The Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe and North America was a key period of industrialization that transformed these regions and had a profound impact on the rest of the world. Industrialization has continued to be a major force shaping economies and societies around the world, with many countries undergoing their own processes of industrialization in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Now, the industrial world is going through another revolution. Manufacturers, supply chain managers and engineers need to keep up with the growing demands of a globally connected world.

How will industry leaders keep up with these every-increasing changes? They read about what’s working in their industry. Discover the latest industrialization trends now!

Latest Articles

How Supply Chain Functions Drive Success in Manufacturing

Nov 17, 2023 - Emily Newton

The supply chain is the backbone of the manufacturing industry. The network moves raw materials into production facilities and finished goods to the consumer. In this process, various supply chain functions — like procurement and…

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Today’s supply chains face some significant challenges. To a certain extent, supply chain problems are inevitable, so businesses must do all they can to address them. Any company can — and likely will — experience…

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How Businesses Prepare for Success with Packaging Automation

Nov 10, 2023 - Lou Farrell

The race to the top depends on who will change with the tide. Success ebbs and flows and requires businesses to stay on the top of their game. To do this, companies need to adopt…

5 Steps to Reduce Downtime in Manufacturing Processes

Nov 9, 2023 - Emily Newton

Manufacturing downtime is a disruptive but all too common problem. Whether planned or unplanned, it limits throughout, increases costs and extends lead times. By the same token, when manufacturers reduce downtime, they become faster, more…

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EV Battery Manufacturing: Challenges and Solutions

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EV battery manufacturing is crucial for electrification initiatives, but it has some big supply chain issues. Are there solutions?

Exciting Developments in the Vegan Food Market

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What are some interesting and innovative things that have happened in the vegan food market? Learn about them here.

Which Supply Chain Type Is Right for Your Business?

Oct 31, 2023 - Revolutionized Team

How does a company’s supply chain type affect its operations? Learn the details here.

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Revamping Global Supply Chain Strategy: 4 Case Studies

Oct 27, 2023 - Emily Newton

Supply chain management is already a delicate juggling act. What if a company wants to scale their services to other countries? It is time to hone in on a global supply chain strategy. Maintaining global…

Preventive vs. Predictive vs. Condition-Based Maintenance

Oct 25, 2023 - Emily Newton

Effective maintenance is crucial to succeeding as a manufacturer, but it’s difficult to get right. Most manufacturers know not to run equipment to failure, but it’s not always clear which repair strategy is best beyond…

Signs a Company Needs Manufacturing Process Optimization

Oct 24, 2023 - Emily Newton

Learn about the problems manufacturing process optimization can solve.

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NDT Testing Methods: Types, Benefits and Use Cases

Oct 23, 2023 - Emily Newton

Non-destructive testing is crucial in many industries today. How do NDT testing methods work? What types of businesses are using NDT?

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Supply Chain vs. Procurement: Are They the Same?

Oct 11, 2023 - Lou Farrell

Manufacturing, logistics, and industry are hard-to-discern departments and concepts for those in other sectors. Responsibilities sound like they overlap in an already complex web of duties. When it comes to supply chain vs. procurement, they…