The digital world is real, it’s growing, and it impacts businesses right now. Digital manufacturers help business owners of all backgrounds and sizes maintain efficiency and flexibility.
250 years ago, the world experienced a massive change when the Industrial Revolution began. The world, at that point, could be described as a place where artisans exchanged their handcrafted, unique products to a small number of customers. When the Industrial Revolution happened, that paradigm was flipped on its head, and the era of mass production of the same item, in shape and dimension, began to become the norm. The Industrial Revolution changed and molded the current world we live in, and the digital world is doing the same thing.
Less than 20 years into this new millennium, that paradigm might be changing again — towards something of a hybrid between the old way (before the Industrial Revolution, i.e., more customization), and the current model of mass production. Essentially, this new school of thought wants to use the current mass production capabilities that we have, but it also likes greater personalization that artisanship can offer. One flaw that the mass-produced model has is that it can create a system of blandness, in that, every product that’s produced can look and feel exactly the same, and for some people, that’s not a good thing. Historically, novel products that served a niche market have had higher prices because they were believed to not be marketable enough to the general population, but that is all changing now.
Build Rehabilitation is looking to expand its relationships with digital manufacturers, and in the coming years, we plan on offering more customizable products for smaller clients. We are in the process of growing our digital manufacturing base, and we are currently working with clients who offer niche product customization.
When it comes to physical goods, there will always be a need for physical warehousing and manufacturing, and the key going forward will be to integrate both physical and digital manufacturing into a synergetic, successful relationship.
Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the cosmetics industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have space and the manpower required to service all of our clients and their custom packaging needs.