Here are a few they really nailed:
The Internet of Things (IoT) will enable extreme industrial innovation. IoT dominated the headlines in 2015 as everyone scrambled to connect anything that could be connected. The more your manufacturing entities are communicating, the more likely you’ll find yourself in good conversation.
Re-shoring will continue but supply chains will remain global, large and complex. Many manufacturers brought production back to the U.S. in 2015 as uncertainty and labor costs in China rose. However, this hasn’t stopped companies across the nation from global expansion in their supply chain.
3D printing will become central to manufacturing strategy. Additive manufacturing is no longer a novel concept; it has become a vital means of nimble production for many businesses. Soon the term “additive manufacturing” will no longer exist; it will just be called “manufacturing” as we know it.