The Maker Movement: Fad, Disruptive Force, or the Future of Manufacturing?
Deloitte Dbriefs | Process & Industrial Products
Often characterized as a subculture, the maker movement has ignited interest in new uses of technology. What opportunities and challenges could the maker movement present for manufacturers?
We discuss: How maker-related technologies improve prototyping and testing for small companies and start-ups? How a new ecosystem of businesses and service providers are connecting individual makers with production capabilities in manufacturing hubs like Shenzen? How a similar ecosystem might catalyze a resurgence of smaller-scale, local manufacturing? Examples of how large corporations are experimenting with ways to engage with and benefit from the growing maker movement.