PLANTING THE SEEDS OF INNOVATION
By embracing this revolution, or Industry 4.0 as it is also known, industry is reacting to customers’ needs that call for new manufacturing processes within a smart interconnected environment – the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Those who want to stay ahead must proactively integrate developments across the organization while simultaneously working closely with customers and suppliers. A clear strategic vision driven by performance helps to manage the huge disruption that goes hand in hand with digitalization. Seeing it as an opportunity for growth, progress and innovation will show how smart products and processes can be developed. Addressing Industry 4.0 will raise awareness of many crucial topics for sustainable and profitable, long-term operation.
The potential of Industry 4.0 and IIoT is monumental; it will redefine how we work and operate over the coming decades. It is reinventing industry thanks to a huge array of innovations, including sensors, big data, digital twins, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning, 3D printing, and robotics. Underpinning it all is the crucial aspect of cybersecurity. Address that from the beginning and the future of IIoT promises to be a bright one.