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Industry 4.0 guidebook: It’s time to level up your manufacturing

December 21, 2021 White Paper 8 min read
Authors:
Dave Plomin Doug Hockenbrocht Sean McBride Mark Barrott Kim Doyle Daron Gifford
Industry 4.0 technologies and manufacturing systems pose significant opportunities and risks for organizations of all sizes. Our guidebook will help you establish or optimize your roadmap for I4.0 transformation to maximize ROI from your investments.
Manufacturing worker in a hardhat next to an automated robot arm.Are you ready to level up your manufacturing operations for Industry 4.0 (I4.0)? Opportunities for rapid transformation exist around every corner — but to be a successful, smart manufacturer, it’s imperative to have a comprehensive I4.0 plan for change. Our guidebook will help you prepare to upgrade your business in five key areas:
  • Systems, ERP, & data analytics. Alignment between your data architecture and your business strategy is key. From industrial IoT and artificial intelligence to integrated systems and predictive analytics, where are you falling behind?
  • Supply chain & material movement. From shop floor automation and inventory management to real-time insights into critical operational metrics, I4.0 investments  optimize your supply chain operations and boost your bottom line.
  • Connected processes. I4.0 technology can improve efficiencies and outputs throughout your organization, notably to your processes, equipment, tooling, and assets. What will have the biggest impact to your organization?
  • People & culture. I4.0 enhancements connect people to machines and technologies. To maximize return on your investments, it’s vital to plan for upskilling and reskilling your current workforce while also developing strategies to attract new top talent to build your future workforce. Discover the top considerations you should address.
  • Financial & tax strategies. I4.0 digital transformation can require significant investment. A comprehensive financial strategy is critical both for long-term sustainability and for funding initial implementation. Learn key financial strategies to minimize your tax burden and mitigate financial risk.

It’s time to create an effective business strategy for the future of manufacturing. Use our guidebook to stay competitive in I4.0.

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