The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with McKinsey and Company, has identified 16 “Manufacturing Lighthouses”; production sites which are world leaders in the successful adoption and integration of the cutting-edge technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


This white paper provides insights into these lighthouse factories and discusses key characteristics and success factors. First-hand perspectives from the factories, senior executives, technology pioneers and other stakeholders highlight key value drivers and scale-up enablers which differentiate these front-running production sites.


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