The term ‘Industry 4.0’ describes the integration of the value-adding business divisions and the entire value added chain with the aid of digitalization.
In the “factory of the future”, information and communication technology (ICT) and automation technology are fully integrated.
This two-part guide sets out to give information and concrete support in order to successfully meet the challenge of Industry 4.0: In the first part we analyze the relevant trends, drivers and effects of the transition to Industry 4.0. In the second part, we highlight what industry practitioners’ role is and how we can support to develop an implementation roadmap, a future-proof operational and organizational structure and an appropriate business model.
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