Column: Why Michigan’s next governor needs to make Industry 4.0 a priority

The Oakland Press

As with any election year, there’s no shortage of topics vying for attention in Michigan — and they are all important to the citizenry: roads and infrastructure, K-12 education, healthcare coverage and protection of the Great Lakes, just for starters. What’s not being talked about enough, though, is the seismic shift known as Industry 4.0 taking place in manufacturing – Michigan’s crown jewel of industry leadership.