Breaking the Death Grip of Legacy Technologies
Harvard Business Review
MAY 28, 2015
Technologies like 3-D printing, robotics, advanced motion controls, and new methods for continuous manufacturing hold great potential for improving how companies design and build products to better serve customers. Why are older incumbent firms slow to adopt new technologies even when the economic or strategic benefits are clear? Robotics is a good example: It’s obvious that it can increase productivity, but it takes some know-how to put robots to work.