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Industry 4.0 Journey by JASON SPERA As momentum around the Connected Factory continues to build, manufacturers are intently focused on reaching Industry 4.0. To reap the full benefits of the Connected Factory, it is critical that today’s manufacturers approach Industry 4.0 as a journey. Valuable tools, next-generation optimization systems, sensor devices, or manufacturing applications alone will not instantaneously allow manufacturers to achieve Industry 4.0 benefits. Industry 4.0 must be embraced as a long-term, strategic mindset of digital transformation that dynamically alters manufacturers’ entire operational perspective. The capabilities which empower unparalleled advancements in smart, connected manufacturing requires an enterprise-wide effort and leadership from CEOs and COOs as well as IT/OT practitioners on the factory floor.

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Manufacturing Outlook / June 2021

For manufacturers to overcome the obstacles of achieving digital transformation, appropriate routes to full IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) optimization are necessary; combined with fast track success using MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) the Industry 4.0 journey begins. Revolutionizing the manufacturing process Revolutionizing the manufacturing process is accomplished by bridging the gap between highlevel Information Technology (IT) and floor-level Operational Technology (OT). It requires leveraging intelligent data insights to power factory-wide innovative adaptability. With digitized, cyber-physical systems for automated data collection and autonomous intelligent decision making, Industry 4.0 enables mass customization at high volume production rates with minimal levels of human intervention.

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Manufacturing Outlook June 2021  

In This Issue: Your Industry 4.0 Journey, Gen Zers: The Future of Manufacturing, The Smart Factory Journey - Not Just Tech, The Cass Transpo...

Manufacturing Outlook June 2021  

In This Issue: Your Industry 4.0 Journey, Gen Zers: The Future of Manufacturing, The Smart Factory Journey - Not Just Tech, The Cass Transpo...

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