Beef Jerky and the Future of Manufacturing
NPR recently aired a story by their Planet Money team about craft beer and artisanal jerky.
Great! You say, but what does that have to do with manufacturing?
In an interesting comparison, the story suggested that manufacturers could take the same approach as the beer and jerky industries – move from making a bunch of low-priced, commodity products for a massive market and focus on a few high-quality goods, targeted at a select market… those with checkbooks who are willing to pay a premium.
Interesting concept, no?
Is the future of digital manufacturing akin to craft breweries in every city?