Manufacturing and Industrial operations will change more profoundly in the next five years than they have in the past 20. They are becoming connected. While this has been the dream for decades, the technology to make it possible was historically prohibitively expensive. The “Internet of Things” and other enabling technologies are changing that. The industry is at an inflection point. Beth Parkinson, director of market development for Rockwell Automation, walks through the flow of an actual production order. Enjoy a glimpse into how the accelerated connection of Information Technology and Operations Technology today enables unprecedented collaboration across the enterprise, linking processes and facilities to suppliers and customers in new ways that result in improved enterprise, plant and supply chain performance.