Industrie 4.0—the fourth industrial revolution— is a convergence of the physical and digital worlds and promises huge opportunities for growth in manufacturing organizations. It changes how manufacturers engineer, manufacture and service products. Forward-thinking manufacturers are already using embedded systems and smart production facilities to generate this convergence between industry, business, and internal functions and processes.
With similar initiatives happening in other parts of the world—called Smart Manufacturing in North America, Make in India, Made in China in 2025—the Industrie 4.0 transformation will allow manufacturers to gain greater visibility into operations, improve agility, decrease costs, and improve responsiveness to individual customer requirements, to name some.
But recognizing the importance of Industrie 4.0 is not enough. The real challenge for many organizations is knowing where to begin. Download this executive summary to get started.