We are at the eve of an industrial renaissance driven by digital processes. However, the market is still not fully mature. Industrial companies must upgrade their ambitions and move up a gear to accelerate their growth.
Development of smart factories
Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the way in which companies produce, improve and distribute their products. Manufacturers are integrating new technologies – such as IoT, cloud computing, analytics, AI and machine learning – in all their operations. These smart factories provide a better response to demanding market requirements.
Restructuring to boost resilience
To preserve their competitiveness and resilience, companies must digitalize their supply chains and manage the use of their data. Integrating Six Sigma knowledge into means of production – so they can modify their functioning in total autonomy and adopt a predictive behavior – seems totally conceivable. Likewise, Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) can become a reality in a 4.0 environment in which resources are interconnected and can be controlled remotely.