As a manufacturer, you can’t afford to ignore Industry 4.0 any longer. The manufacturing landscape has evolved tremendously over the years with persistent competition, fluctuating demand, evolving customer needs and customization requests.
Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML) are available today and can help you connect the dots across your manufacturing business. By processing large volumes of data that you already have across disparate systems, you can gain control unlike ever before.
But where do you start? What are these technologies? How can you take advantage of them to transform your manufacturing business and turn it into a digitally enabled smart factory? In this three-part series, we will demystify digital transformation and provide you a clear path about how and where to get started, how to create a digital transformation strategy and what you need to do to successfully implement it.
The first part of this series will cover:
- The basics of digital transformation
- What is Industry 4.0 and ‘Smart Factory’
- What you can achieve with Industry 4.0 initiatives
- How to get started