Industry 4.0

INTRODUCTION

 • Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It creates what has been called a ‘smart factory’.
• Originates from a project in the high-tech strategy of the German Government which promotes the digitisation of manufacturing

 

BENEFITS OF INDUSTRY 4.0

COST
• Reduce operational cost (fixed and variable)
• Productivity improvement (overall equipment efficiency, quality, yield, on-time delivery)

COMPLEXITY
• Exponential technology growth (including sub-nano and sub-micron)
• New product and technology will require new methods which are beyond human imagination and human capability

COMPETITION
• Globalisation requires digitalisation transformation as one of the competitive advantage for future survival
• New value added with new emerging technologies as part of the company business transformation process

CUSTOMER
• New customer demand patterns, with more preference towards personalisation and mass customisation
• Fulfilling total customer satisfaction with real-time response and real-time access to big data and compliance to customer needs

 


KEY TECHNOLOGY PILLARS OF INDUSTRY 4.0

Industry 4.0 will bring in new emerging technologies which require a new way of developing talent and transferring skill sets. The nine core technology pillars of Industry 4.0 are:
• Digital Supply Chain Network
• Autonomous Robot
• Simulation and Augmented Reality
• Industrial Internet of Things
• Cloud
• Big Data Analytics
• Cybersecurity
• Additive Manufacturing
• Horizontal & Vertical Integration

 

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