Industry 4.0

Reshoring and localization of manufacturing

The global supply chain is proving fragile. An August 2020 survey of global analysts found that ~75% of companies intend to accelerate plans to bring factories closer to customers. Most car factories take up millions of square feet and produce hundreds of thousands of units annually. Today, manufacturers are moving facilities closer to home, which presents an opportunity …

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Smart factory’s impact on productivity

The smart factory is a flexible system that can self-optimize performance across a broader network, self-adapt to and learn from new conditions in real or near-real time, and autonomously run entire production processes. Smart factories optimize efficiency and productivity by extending the capabilities of both manufacturing devices and people. By focusing on creating an agile, …

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Industry 4.0 Investments In Worker Training Increase

Many manufacturers have previously only focused on integrating Industry 4.0 technologies that had a direct impact on efficiency, cutting costs, and maximizing profit – upgrading and connecting equipment. However, those who are thriving in this era are taking a more holistic approach. They understand that digital transformation applied to all areas of business, most notably, …

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Digital Factories Require Digital Training

Digitization is radically changing the face of manufacturing companies. Digital factories are transforming manufacturing, as companies implement innovative technology and look for employees with fundamentally different types of qualifications. These new digital factories are being created in the heart of Europe to produce highly customized products and systems. One area that is receiving a lot …

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Asset Management & Manuals 4.0

Industrial manufacturers are one of the top adopters of Augmented Reality and immersive media in general. From asset design to instruction manuals, asset-intensive industries are implementing augmented reality experiences to provide immersive experiences for employees and customers. Going from Text-based Instructions to Manuals 4.0 A user guide or user’s guide, also commonly known as a …

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How are Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 connected?

Lean Production is widely recognized and accepted in the industrial setting. It concerns the strict integration of humans in the manufacturing process, a continuous improvement and focuses on value-adding activities by avoiding waste. However, a new paradigm called Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution has recently emerged in the manufacturing sector. It allows creating …

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