Thailand will become a world leader in the innovation and sustainable production of rubber goods and services.
For decades or centuries, the trend has been toward more technology. The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as Industry 4.0) brought with it the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector. However, many industrial manufacturers found themselves unprepared for the disruption it caused to their traditional business models.
In the rubber and plastic industry, the wake-up call came as many manufacturers began to realize the power and potential of Big Data, and that implementing data-driven solutions -- or choosing not to -- could dramatically improve overall agility, flexibility and remove unseen vulnerabilities.
Our cover story, of course, is all about the first green rubber industrial estate in Thailand, L.K. Rubber Industrial City Hub (LK-RICH) which is