Vorträge und Posterpräsentationen (mit Tagungsband-Eintrag):

S. Erol, A. Schumacher, W. Sihn:
"Strategic Guidance towards Industry 4.0 - a Three-Stage Process Model";
Vortrag: COMA '16, Stellenbosch (eingeladen); 27.01.2016 - 29.01.2016; in: "Proceedings of the International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing - Resource Efficiency for Global Competitiveness", D. Dimitrov, T. Oosthuizen (Hrg.); (2016), ISBN: 978-0-7972-1602-0; S. 495 - 501.

Kurzfassung englisch:
Manufacturing processes have changed significantly since the early days of the steam engine and Henry
Ford´s assembly line. After Ford´s mechanization and the first digitalization of industrial productions in the
1970s, currently a fourth industrial revolution (commonly referred to as Industry 4.0) is taking place.
Industry 4.0 propagates a vision where recent developments in information technology are expected to
enable entirely new forms of cooperative engineering and manufacturing. A key idea is that intelligent
products and machines - driven by real-time data, embedded software and the internet - are organized
as autonomous agents within a pervasive and agile network of value creation. While realizing the potential
of these new concepts today´s manufacturers experience substantial problems in bringing ideas down to
the shop floor. Problems occur mainly due to different perceptions about the principal nature of Industry
4.0, the broadness and complexity of related topics, the expected impact on the strategic and operational
level and - as an inevitable consequence - the concrete measures needed to transform towards an
Industry 4.0 ready company. In this paper we suggest a three-stage process model to systematically guide
companies in their Industry 4.0 vision and strategy-finding process. The proposed model has been applied
and advanced within various real-world projects. Results show a strong need for guided support in
developing a company-specific Industry 4.0 vision and roadmap.

Industry 4.0, Industrie 4.0, Internet of Things, Industrial Internet, Smart Manufacturing, Technology Roadmapping, Co-Innovation

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